We are the category of people who work round the clock without break. From the dishes to the laundry, to house cleaning and babysitting, we labour, breaking our back each new day. Sadly, we are also the ones treated as lesser humans or slaves because we’ve taken the humble position of a domestic worker in the homes of the rich or middle class.

In some cases, the issues we have are with our madams who paints to us and make of us the typical picture of the Isrealites in the hands of the Egyptian task masters. At some other times, the problem is with our ogas who choose to repeat the history of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, just that ours is reverse. We being mostly female, and he being male. Worse of all humiliation is that which we face in the hands of the children of madam and oga whose swollen head and spoilt hands make them feel we are inferior to them and not worthy of honour.
We have no other choice than to do the work and pass through the drill because life did not put a silver spoon in our mouths at birth. We’ll face the humiliation with all humility, after all, we are from a humble background.

The congregation of we, house helps, domestic workers, drivers, whatever name you choose to call us have come to appeal to you, the exalted privileged ones that we are humans too. The only difference between we and you is that the tables turned differently and its legs are not balanced.

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You might want to ask who gave us the effrontery or who in our category has been treated humanely. You ask this question because your pride and ignorance sit as a scale on your eye blindfolding you from seeing several of our people who receive humane treatment. Since you don’t know any, we would you show you a prominent one.

Take a cue from the Proverbs 31 woman who had a good number of maids, yet classified them as a part of her household, not as slaves. If you think we lie, go find out for yourself in Proverbs 31:15. After you might have learnt of her, please do well to put to practice that which you now know.

Once again, we are humans and treat us as such. We do not ask that you treat us like your children, but treat us with the understanding that we are children of someone too.

we are humans and treat us as such. We do not ask that you treat us like your children, but treat us with the understanding that we are children of someone too. Click To Tweet

The congregation of we have written this letter to you, please act fast. Thank you.