By Ruth Castel-Branco
Albertina has been a leader in the struggle for domestic worker justice in Maputo, Mozambique. She is one of at least 37,000 domestic workers working in and around Mozambique’s capital.
Nicknamed the "patience industry" by domestic workers, it is characterized by low wages, long hours and rigorous schedules, humiliating tasks, unhealthy working conditions and vulnerability to abuse. Albertina finds this paradoxical given the intimate nature of the profession.