Human trafficking: I dreamed of a better life (1st of 3 stories)


Assured of KSH24,000 a month, housing and airfare Njeri* took on a job as a hotel housekeeper in Saudi Arabia. Her hope of opportunity and comfort quickly turned to
calamity. Instead, she found herself imprisoned as a domestic worker with her basic human rights violated. Forced to work more than 18 hours each day, with little food and no access to healthcare or outside contact, this was far from the job she had been promised. Denied the right to practice her faith Njeri was subjected to gruelling physical and mental abuse on a frequent basis.

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