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Many of Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers face low wages, poor accommodation and – oftentimes – abuse and debt bondage. With families to support back home, some are forced to make tough choices.

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Chermaine Lee speaks to ‘Ruby’ – a Filipino expatriate who chose to leave her job as a domestic worker to take up work in the city’s red light district in order to support her family.

Chermaine Lee is currently studying Journalism at the University of Hong Kong as a masters student, after working at a yacht magazine, Asia-Pacific Boating. She is interested in social issues, art and culture, and environmental. She also writes for the Hong Kong Arts Centre's Cultural Masseur Webzine.