Meet Laxmi

Meet Laxmi
February 19, 2016 Katrina Bryant
In Purnaa People
“Before I worked at Purnaa, I had a life full of fear. I had no skills, no education, no support system. I was always dependent on others… I always was needing help.
When I came to Purnaa, I learned many skills.  Now I can provide for myself. Now I have confidence. Now I can support myself. Now I have no fear. I am treated well here. I’ve learned a lot.”

Congratulations! You were announced Employee of the Month for December! How did you feel after the month’s competition?
I was surprised! It’s a competition and everyone did well. So I wasn’t expecting to win.

 

How long have you worked at Purnaa?
Almost 2 years.

 

What are your favorite tasks at the office?
I like sewing with flatlock because it automatically cuts the excess fabric as I sew! And it comes with a guide so it’s easy to stay on track.

 

When you first came to Purnaa were you afraid?
Yes! I didn’t know if I’d be called back after my interview.  Then I was called and I was happy but nervous to start. On my first day of training, I saw all the electric machines. I was afraid I would get hurt, caught in the fast moving parts.

 

Can you tell me a bit about your family?
I live with my daughter! I dream for her to continue through school all the way through college. I want her to be independent, well and strong as an adult.

 

How has working at Purnaa changed your life?
Before I worked at Purnaa, I had a life full of fear. I had no skills, no education, no support system.  I was always dependent on others… I always was needing help.
When I came to Purnaa, I learned many skills. Now I can provide for myself. Now I have confidence.  Now I can support myself. Now I have no fear. I am treated well here. I’ve learned a lot.

 

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I love to have good times with my daughter. We have weekly mommy/daughter dates on Sunday.  Also, all week I look forward to my weekly deep clean of my home. Afterwards, I love to hang out with friends. We joke, laugh, hang out!

 

What is one of your hopes for the future?
One of my next goals is to learn to lay out and cut fabric according to a pattern! I want to be able to make my own clothes.

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