Meagre pay, family pressure force maids to borrow money

With their long hours of work for a meagre salary, it is little wonder that some maids have resorted to borrowing from moneylenders.

They face steep recruitment fees, the high cost of living here and the pressure of having to send money home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 10, 2018, with the headline 'Meagre pay, family pressure force maids to borrow money'. Subscribe