Meet Connie. Life has been hard – trying to raise four children on her own with no steady job (85% of those in this rural area have no jobs). Her two girls have started families of their own, and the boys are still in High School and Grade School.
Connie secured a job at Dignity’s Community Transformation Plant where she is responsible for meeting FDA cleaning protocols. She says, “I love and am proud of my work in Dignity because I treat them as my extended family.“
Her children mean everything to Connie, and at Dignity she learned about building a life plan, and the importance of education in creating opportunity. So she set about on her very modest income to save to put the two boys through college one day. She says,
“My dream for my boys is to finish college. I believe that education is the only thing that I can give them that no one else can take away. I want their lives to be successful.
“I don’t want them to suffer the things that I have encountered during my early days. One day, I pray that they too can help me in making our lives a bit better than we have today. I hope to work in Dignity for a long, long time so that I can support my children’s dream, provide for our family’s basic needs and continue to send my kids to school.
“As of now, I can say that I am proud of myself for the years I am alone; I have become a stronger woman not just physically and emotionally but also spiritually. I survived without a man who would be the one who is providing for our family. God has been so good in my life and without Him I am not sure what kind of life I would be living today.
“Dignity has played a very big role in our family’s lives transformation. When no one was there to help me Dignity reached out its hand through the kind and good people that is working there and offered me a job. When I started working with Dignity, I felt that God was slowly healing my pains and sorrow. God was teaching me to forgive day by day and reminding me to always take courage and faith for my family. Life without a partner is hard but through Dignity it felt a little easier. I can say that my kids will have a good future as long as I continue working here. I thank and pray to God to continue to bless our company for them to help more people like me. Indeed, Dignity changes everything!”
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