Lyubov’s Story

From Undocumented in Ireland: Our Stories

Lyubov was recruited from the Ukraine to work in the agro food industry in Ireland. Due to severe workplace exploitation she was forced to leave her job, and subsequently became undocumented. Lyubov struggled for over a year to find work to support her family. She explains, “I was under stress all the time and fearful of everything, even the mail because it could hold bad news. By volunteering with the MRCI Bridging Visa Camaign and making my digital story I realized I wasn’t alone. I came to believe in myself and my self-esteem was restored.” Currently Lyubov holds a work permit and is employed as a professional cleaner.