The Kuwait phenomenon is still operational, and despite sensitization, more Cameroonians continue to undertake the adventure. Not all are lucky to come back in one piece, and those who come back in one piece have everlasting scars, that will always send waves of shock over their spines for ages each time they think of their experience.
The most recent returnee is 30 years Berthe Olga Nkolo, says hundreds of Cameroonian girls are into slavery in Kuwait, in the name of house-helps. Olga say some of the girls are being raped daily, others are being ironed like cloths, while others die from the cruel treatment they get from their hosts.
In an interview with Cameroon-info.net, Olga advices Cameroonian ladies not to fall for the juicy rosy proposal of a big pay package in Kuwait, because it's better back home, than the hell over there.
CIN: You travelled to Kuwait for greener pastures, but it din't go well. Why did you decide to leave Cameroon?
Olga: I was working in a brocante at Ekoumdoum Yaounde, and I was living in a small house that I built in Messamendongo. I had a neighbour, one Mr. Atangana, a civil servant with the police at the Delegation of National Security. He told me that there was a network for me to travel to the Golf countries, precisely Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. In the beginning I was skeptical, because I was instead looking for a way to travel to countries like France. But he convinced me that I can earn as much as 600 000F CFA monthly in those countries, which will enable me to continue my studies in Medicine, because I was equally a student of the University of Yaounde, reading Animal Biology. I decided to mortgage my land to gather the money I will be needing for the adventure.
CIN: How long did you stay in Kuwait?
Olga: I travelled through the Douala International Airport, on Oct. 13, 2015 and came back on Nov. 3, 2017
CIN: What happened when you arrived Kuwait?
Olga: First of all, at their airport, they don't want to see any black. They collect your passport, and put you to wait in the corner for your agency to come and pick you up. The agencies work with people people here, who officially recruits housemaids, which is slavery. Before I left Cameroon, I was told that I was going to be working in a hospital. I met with girls there, who were told the same lies.
CIN: What happened later?