Lay Lay's Story of Resilience

"Starfish Project’s outreach teams met me when I was working in the brothels. When I first arrived, I lived in the shelter for a short time. I liked it there because it was similar to living in a family setting. Today, I live with my husband and my son. I also have a daughter who is older and no longer lives at home.I started working on the production team at Starfish Project, but today my job is to inspect the finished products and organize them for shipment! I make sure they are up to our standard and have no flaws. I also really love to wear the jewelry we make after we are finished! One of the things I enjoy most is the training Starfish Project provides. I have been taking computer and math courses and have enjoyed the process of learning. So far, I have earned my Microsoft Word and Excel Certifications. I look forward to getting my Outlook certification and taking math classes next. In the past, I didn’t have many opportunities to learn. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunities that I have at Starfish Project now!I feel like I can grow personally and professionally because of the open environment at Starfish Project. I can ask anyone if I have any questions, and it is helpful to have study partners around. Our boss treats us like family, and that is so special to me. I also love that we celebrate each person’s birthday every year!"