December is a time to think back. So, we ask ourselves: are we doing a good job, so that the women we serve feel better? Trying to answer this question, we reviewed their comments on workshops at La Casa de Panchita. These are some of them:
- Yeni, 40 years old: "I learned to value myself as a worker. I worked since I was 9 and it was very bad for me. I was left alone with my two children at 20 years of age, but I decided that my daughters should not work and go through the same things that happened to me... Now it seems to me that working at home is very simple, but it was not always like that. I remember it was very difficult when I started. It is good to remember the past and realize these things. Now a woman can be more independent. "
- Juli: "I felt excited, interested, excited and grateful to know that La Casa de Panchita exists. I have learned to value my work experience and value myself as a person. "
- Anonymous. "When I was 5, my parents sent me an aunt’s house. I was sad, but also happy to move Lima. I had the idea that I would improve and that I would go to school, but none of that happened. My aunt did not want me to study. I stayed there 20 years and now I am 48 years old. When I used to remember how my aunt treated me, I used to cry. Today, the other ladies who attended the workshop have reminded me of the problems that I had, but I realized that now everything turns out to be easier. I feel that I am valuable and I am intelligent and I can learn many more things. I will not forget this day. "
- Taña: "I have known in La Casa de Panchita since I was 17 years old; Now I am 34. They have always helped me. It's my family, my house. When I first arrived, I did not know my rights as a domestic worker, but they taught me, they also taught me to value it and how to do a good job interview. "
Yes, we will receive 2018 more motivated to support women who work in domestic service. They are empowering and valuing themselves... and all this is thanks to you. Thank you!
We wish you a very merry Christmas and a great new year!