A househelp’s story of the sufferings she’s had to endure from her bosses has generated sympathy and outrage from social media users.
The 20-year-old woman who started working as a home assist when she was nonetheless a teenager mentioned she’s been sexually assaulted by her male bosses. The spouse of one of many males made her really feel it was her fault and maltreated her as a outcome. She escaped when the person tried to rape her.
Sadly, her expertise as a househelp in Lagos did not get any higher. Certainly one of her employers who was a pastor additionally tried to rape her.
Sharing her story with People of New York, she mentioned:
“I need to stay a glad life. I’m bored with dwelling a poor life. I’m making an attempt to lower your expenses for varsity however nothing is working. I’ve left dwelling three completely different occasions in search of work. The primary time I discovered a job as a housekeeper. However each morning once I received dressed the person would strive to contact me. I used to be solely seventeen. He wouldn’t even cease once I threatened to inform on him. His spouse blamed me for his consideration. She beat me severely. There have been bruises throughout my physique. She didn’t even permit me to eat. However I attempted to keep as a result of I needed to go to college so badly. Then one morning he tried to rape me within the tub, and I lastly ran away. When I discovered a new housekeeping job, the identical factor occurred. This time it was a pastor. So a few weeks in the past I switched to a cleansing job at an artwork gallery. However they simply fired me for talking to the guests. I don’t know why this all the time occurs to me. It makes me so offended. I get mad at my dad and mom for being poor. I get mad at my buddies for going to college. Once I see their commencement footage on Facebook, I simply begin crying. I’m already twenty years outdated. I needs to be ending college, however I haven’t even began but. However all the pieces has it’s personal time. Hopefully my time will come too.”