More well off Moroccan families are hiring Filipino maids instead of native Moroccans because Filipina maids are known for their hard work and fluency in English, reports Morocco World News. Some Moroccan activists added that employing Filipina housemaids has become prestigious among wealthy Moroccan families. The fact that no visa is required for Filipino citizens is an added encouragement for Filipinas. There are now an estimated 3,000 Filipina domestic workers in Morocco, according to the Philippine Consulate. While many maids are well treated, a few have experienced labor and sexual abuse.