MFMW - empowering the migrant community

Another week, another Charitable Choice beneficiary charity to visit. This time I visited Mission for Migrant Workers MFMW and was given a warm welcome by Cynthia Ca Abdon-Tellez, Joy Prim and Johannie Tong.

What I learned
  • There are more than 340,000 foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong. Of this number, 98% are women who come from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
  • MFMW is the longest existing independent service provider for migrant workers in Hong Kong and Asia - celebrating their 43rd anniversary this year.

What they do
  • Provide guidance and paralegal case support
  • Organise quarterly Give Care to our Care Givers service fairs - blood sugar, dental checks and other helpful services
  • Work and life skills training - mostly on Sundays
  • Research and advocacy for social inclusion of migrant domestic workers
  • Through partnerships with over 100 migrant organizations (cultural, hometown groups etc), MFMW assists an average of 5,000 workers a year.

What they need
  1. Title sponsor for their Walk to the Peak to be held in October 2024 - approx. $50K - 100K
  2. Second hand laptops for their Financial Literacy programme
  3. Venue for Sunday life skills workshops - prefer Central, Causeway Bay, TST
  4. Raffle prizes - staycations, Gift Cards, Disneyland/Ocean Park tickets, new devices
  5. Volunteers to teach work skills, computer skills, languages
  6. Volunteers for their quarterly Give Care to our Care Givers events - massage, yoga, photography, legal advice

There are so many ways you can support this worthy charity. Please consider making a donation here.