Vilverta Etienne

I worked as a household worker for about 5 years but because of health issues I had to stop working. I like doing household work because I know how to do it, and it is a daily task for me, either at a clients home or my own. I do not like that I was not being paid well enough …

Sabrina Presume

I am a household worker, I think it’s a good way to stay employed and earn a living. It’s what I have for now, and I do my best in order to continue supporting my family financially. There are a few things I don’t like about this type of work, the distance I have to travel sometimes just to complete …

Reyna Gomez

When I was a girl, the first thing my mother taught us was that the house had to be clean. I liked that because we always had the kitchen well cleaned and the rooms well arranged. I come from a very humble family. My father was a quiet military man who told us that women existed to care for the …

Bertilda Miranda

As women we are taught to take care of our homes from a young age. Professionally this means I am an expert in all areas of domestic and care work. The problem is that working as a live in domestic worker means that you have more responsibilities without an increase in wages. Employers take advantage of the intimate nature of …

Marie

I have a real knack for helping others, I’ve trained myself to listen to people when they articulate their concerns and voice their fears. I think this is important because I’ve been a care worker for 10 years and taken on many roles during that time, I love taking care of people. In the past I’ve fed and cared for …

Claudia Navarro

As a Latina, I grew up hearing that house work was a woman’s responsibility. I had to constantly fight the cultural expectation of taking on all of the work and pushed back so that my brothers also contributed to our household. Now, as a young professional who balances a full-time job and school work, it’s difficult for me to keep …

Gabriella Zegarra

My connection to domestic work began when my mom came to the U.S. from Peru on a B-1 Visa. A B-1 visa is a special visa given to domestic workers who are accompanying or following an employer into the U.S.. My mom spent her first year as a live in worker until she was able to bring me here to …

Magali

Caring for babies has been my lifelong passion. I am a nanny and specialize in working with families whose babies have health problems. For more than 30 years, I have had the joy of caring for babies, often very ill babies or babies with special needs. I studied to be a technical assistant nurse in Colombia and worked as a …