As Lebanon’s economy and currency collapse, foreign domestic workers struggle to make ends meet, prompting many to consider returning home
The workers are not being paid their time’s worth because their employers, the Lebanese, can either not access their savings or simply do not have enough money. The country has been grappling with multiple crises and, according to the United Nations, more than half the Lebanese population has been pushed into poverty over just last year, and 23 percent have been rated extremely poor.
Lebanon is among the top two countries in the Middle East to hire domestic workers, mainly because it is seen as a lowly profession and there is a stigma attached to it. But some say it is time for the Lebanese to pick up the broom and do some cleaning.