I Was Forced To Sleep With Five To 10 Men - A Story Of Zimbabwe Woman In Kuwait
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When she was shown an advertisement for a job vacancy in Kuwait, published in a local daily, ‘Peggy’, a Zimbabwean woman saw a bright future for herself, reports Al-Rai daily. Talking to the Zimbabwean newspaper ‘The Standard’ Peggy narrated part of her tragedy. She said “In that flight to Kuwait, there were 10 of us destined for a similar mission. It was a memorable flight with high hopes that our lives were going to change for the better. Soon after arrival, they were welcomed by a Kuwaiti who worked with someone she called Tito. “We went to a lodge where two women came and told us to hand over our passports and all documents,” she said.

“We were told to hand over our cell phones to ensure that there was maximum concentration. “I was assigned to work as a maid for a Canadian family. I was joined by two girls from Ethiopia and Cameroon,” Peggy added. She was assigned to a big family living in an equally huge house and started work as early as 4:00 am until midnight. “We were not getting the promised salary because, according to them they had paid money to the Zimbabwe-based agents to bring us in Kuwait and they wanted to recover their money,” Peggy said. “Among the duties we were assigned was doing laundry for 26 people and two of them were sick “We would cook and clean a 36-roomed house among other things — all this for no pay.”

In February she refused to work demanding her salary as back home Tito had told her the airfares would be deducted monthly. “I was told that I would be paid $600 monthly with $150 being deducted monthly for 12 months to recover the airfares and other costs incurred. “But that did not happen hence I refused to work. The lady at this house took me to the agent and demanded that I pay $2,000 because she no longer wanted me,” Peggy narrated. Life changed for the worse soon after she was dumped at the agent’s house. “I was told in no uncertain terms that I was going to sleep with any man who they assigned me to so that they could raise the money spent for my travel,” Peggy said. “I was told since I had refused to work as a maid, I should use my body to pay and they would only take me back to Zimbabwe after I had given them $2,000. On a given day, I was forced to sleep with five to 10 men.”

Source - Arab Times

21 May, 2016 0 1557
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