A photo showing a young maid sitting by herself as her employer’s family eats in a diner has earned thousands of reactions as of writing.
Photo by Coconuts Jakarta from Fanny’s FB page
The woman, according to the man who posted the photo, was a domestic helper in Indonesia and sat alone as her employers ate dinner at another table.
Michael Fanny, who posted the photo in his Facebook page, wrote in his caption:
“Your pembantu (helper) is part of your life. a reflection of your humanity. Imagine you are in their position, no phone to hold, not invited to eat, Eyes just looking around. They chew while we swallow.”
He said people must love their maids, drivers ans gardeners.
“Life is not about profits and loss, it is not about ourselves .. By sharing a little of what we have then we are sharing the love of God. ” he added.
“Life is born of giving,” he ended.
Domestic helpers make up a huge percentage of the workforce in Indonesia. Most are young women from rural areas.