Over the coming months, L’HOTE LIBANAIS will be featuring the participating migrant domestic workers through a series of portraits and short interviews.

“I always eat Lebanese food, it's the first time I give food to Lebanese people,” says Lipi, a migrant domestic worker from Bangladesh. She is one of a team of migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon and Madagascar, who bring the best of their countries’ cuisine to Souk El Tayeb this Saturday, August 9th, 2014.

Think of it as a small holiday; for a few minutes you are transported to the bustling streets of Bangladesh or to a lush Sri Lankan forest, just a few mouthfuls away. This is home cuisine that brings migrant domestic workers closer to home, and takes us on a culinary tour of Africa and Asia.

“Atayeb Cheghel el Beit” is a partnership between the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Souk el Tayeb. Every Saturday you can find the migrant domestic workers and their delicacies at the market.

Through cooking and selling the food, migrant domestic workers develop the expertise to run a catering business when they go back home, and generate funds for the Founding Committee of Domestic Workers, which will act as a platform for decent work for migrant domestic workers.