Oasis: A Good Side Story of Female Returnee Migrant Domestic Workers in Ambo Town

Authors : Taye Dida; Ninonam Daraje

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 5 - May

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Migration has become one of the most significant social and economic agenda of contemporary of our era, and it is in which significant number of population flows from the poor countries to countries, which can afford job opportunities better than the origins. Ethiopian women consider migration for domestic work to Arab countries in pursuit of economic betterment for themselves and their family members. The study aimed at investigating opportunities gained by female returnee migrant domestic workers in Ambo town. The study was descriptive qualitative case study and cross sectional design. Non-probability sampling of which purposive and snowball sampling were employed. In-depth interview and observation of data collection methods were used, and the collected data were thematically analyzed. The study vividly revealed that female domestic workers were motivated to migrate due to better wage at destination countries and hearing success stories of others. International migration is considered as livelihood strategy. Returnee domestic workers have attained opportunities of living better life in spite of wretched hardships and outrageous experiences at origin, in the process and at destination. Female returnee migrant domestic workers have learnt various skills and knowledge and they have also saved remittances, which is potential to engage in income generating activities and businesses. The study concludes that optimization of opportunities gained gets vitality and imperativity so that returnee women can be economically empowered and thus positively impact their livelihood.

Keywords : Ambo Town, Female Returnee Migrant Domestic Workers, Good Side Story, International Migration, Oasis, Opportunity Gained.


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