Joy Tadios-Arenas, Jared King and Rochelle Le Pine of Lender Friend. Photo: Roy Issa

How to save Hong Kong maids from loan sharks

Social enterprises and non-profit organisations are using apps and other tools to cut costs and offer cheaper loans to foreign domestic workers across Asia, who are often excluded from traditional banking

Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Joy Tadios-Arenas, Jared King and Rochelle Le Pine of Lender Friend. Photo: Roy Issa
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.