Domestic workers work every day in our homes looking after our kids, our elderly and maintaining sanity in our homes. They do the work that allows you and I do what we do every day knowing full well that our kids and our homes are in good hands. But these hardworking men and women often face the challenges of underpayment, sexual harassment and exploitation. They earn such poverty wages that they can’t even take care of their family doing the work that takes care of our families.
When people don’t see others, they are unlikely to appreciate them. It becomes difficult to ignore the plight of people when we see them. It becomes even more difficult to appreciate the struggles people go through when you don’t see them. Spending time with people teaches us to understand and appreciate their stories.
DPAK brings the domestic service community together to support one another and represent the sector across Kenya as one community. Our membership comprises of domestic workers, employers of domestic workers, domestic placement agencies and individuals and businesses that support the goals of the association. We create awareness on the important role that domestic workers play in our society as well as send a message of gratitude to domestic workers for the great role that they play of taking care of children and our households.