Lebanon has its own culture and traditions that
may be different from yours.
o Population: about 4 million people (1 million migrant
o Capital name: Beirut
o Surface: 10452 Km2
o Location: Lebanon is situated on the Mediterranean
Sea. It has a north-eastern border with the Syrian Arab
Republic and southern border with Israel and a coastline
on the Mediterranean Sea in the west.
o Main cities: Beirut, Tripoli, Saida, Jounieh
4 seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring. The
temperature varies from 4°C to 34°C: snowy in winter,
hot in summer.
Households of wealthy families are either houses or
villas or very large apartments. They often hire more
than one Migrant Domestic Worker.
Households of middle class families are smaller ( City
apartments, or village houses ). They only hire one
Migrant Domestic Worker.
Most of the families have two houses, one in the city
and one in the mountain or by the sea.
Houses in Lebanon are built from stone and marble and
are composed of several rooms (entrance, living room,
kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, laundry, balconies and
rooftop). Some have a garage and a garden.
Religion is important in Lebanon where there is respect
of freedom of religion. There are 18 sects present in
In Christian families, you will go to the church to
participate at the mass with the family. Sunday is the
day for prayer.
In Muslim families, Friday is the day for prayer at the
mosque. You may be asked to wear a veil, as other women
outside the house. Usually, men don’t shake hands.
If a Migrant Domestic Worker wants to participate in
her/his community prayers, she/he can coordinate with
her/his employer because there are special places for
Men are the workers on whom the family depends. They
don’t participate in the household work.
Women are responsible for the household and children, in
addition to their job outside the home.
Children stay with their parents till they get married.
The grandparents could take care of their grandchildren
while their parents are at work.
All family members are close and there are always
gatherings on different occasions and non-formal
exchanging visits and without any appointment.
Working tasks and conditions:
Mopping the floor
Cleaning carpets, floors, window…
Cleaning the fridge, the stove
Arranging the kitchen tools
Hanging clothes on the balcony
Taking care of elderly
Taking care of sick people
Opening the door to guests
Answering the phone
To call Kenya from Lebanon dial:
00 254 + Kenya city code + Number