Why we exist
Predominantly women coming from the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Sri-Lanka and Myanmar, they migrate for financial reasons, to provide a better future for themselves, their families and children that they have to leave behind.
Most of them fail to make their migration successful and even return home worse off than they arrived.
They are victims of unethical migration corridors, precarious jobs and experience high financial pressure from their relatives back home.
The debt cycle migrant domestic workers are caught in
6 to 8
Of new Uplifters students (before joining our programmes) usually had to take a loan when new expenses occurred
Average amount of salary sent home to support their family every month (after debts being repaid)
*Source: Seefar 2019
How can we help make migration successful?
Our aim is to provide a solution at scale to this regional economic and social issue and make migrant domestic workers’ sacrifices working abroad far from home worth it. We saw a gap in the existing initiatives, migrant domestic workers are lacking the support and education to have a successful migration on their time and their way. So we stepped in and launched an online programme that allows our students to have the education they need, how they want it.