On arrival in Lebanon, she was received by her employer who was also her sponsor. The family consisted of a husband, wife and two children, the youngest being only one year and eight months. Her responsibilities included mostly cleaning, laundry, ironing, cooking and looking after the children. She was able to get her salary for the first three months, which was sent by her employer to a relative through Western Union. The salary was 250 dollars. However, after three months, her employer stopped paying her, insisting on the country’s bad economic status and the fact that she had spent money to get her to Lebanon.
For four months, she worked without regular pay but sometimes when she complained, the employer would give her some money, not equivalent to her actual salary. She was also not allowed to go out of the house which she says was a strategy to prevent her from running away. Later, she started experiencing health problems but was only given painkillers by her employer. During this period, demonstrations by the Kenyan migrants outside the consulate had intensified. Migrant workers were requesting for repatriation among other demands related to the challenges they had faced in the country. She said that her employer packed her clothes in a polythene paper and dumped her at the consulate where other demonstrators were assembled.