by Donna Durham March 08, 2019 5 Comments

You guys! It is International Women’s Day. It seems like every day is International Women’s Day here at Weighting Comforts.

 

We employ the most amazing women from around the world. Today I got to sit down with a few of our employees today to talk to them about their stories.

 

Let me introduce you to Cawi. Cawi is about 4 feet 6 inches tall. She is small but she is a powerhouse.

She knows every step involved in making a blanket. Recently she was assigned the worst job we have, cutting the fabric. It’s the worst job because it is done alone in a room and it is monotonous. Anwar made sure to show me that Cawi had cleaned the entire room and found a way to improve the process. When I thanked Cawi for her improvements she smiled and said, “This is my work”. She has such a strong work ethic.

Cawi is from Myanmar. She has been in the US as a refugee for 4 years. She left her country with her three children because her country is not safe.

Cawi taught herself how to sew when she was young. She says she likes everything about the US, especially democracy. She misses her brother and sister who remain in Myanmar. She likes Weighting Comforts because it is close to her house and she loves the English classes.

 

Let me introduce you to Flor. She always wears a white lace cover on her head and a skirt. 

Flor is from El Salvador. Recently we started using a serger to finish off the edges inside the duvets. She was so excited because she had used the same type of serger for 15 years in her country. She volunteered to teach the other Spanish speaking ladies how to clean and maintain the machine. Flor is very sweet. When I interviewed her today she told me that she prays for me because I have a good heart!! 

(Can you believe this is my life?) 

She is married and has two boys. She left El Salvador because it was dangerous. She likes the US better because she has access to better schools and health care.  

She likes working at Weighting Comforts because of the good pay, everyone is helpful and she loves sewing.

 

Yanet is from Mexico. She is kind and a very hard worker.

She misses the big family gatherings in Mexico, but likes the US because it has better opportunities, better school and jobs. 

She likes working at Weighting Comforts because she appreciates the compassion we show to our employees and she thinks her co-workers are nice.

Yanet's Mom also works with us. They are a special part of Weighting Comforts.

 

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with such strong women.



My life has completely changed by working with women from all over the world.



What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

 

 

Donna Durham
Donna Durham


5 Responses

Donna Durham
Donna Durham

March 12, 2019

Sam Winn,
You are so sweet. I miss you! Thank you for your kind words.

Donna

Sam
Sam

March 09, 2019

I remember an empowering woman in my life. She was a friendly neighbor who was the first to greet our newly moved family with cookies. As my children grew she listened to me and prayed with me when I felt overwhelmed with life. She and her family blessed us with play things her kids outgrew. Then we got the sad news that she and her family would have to move away. God had bigger plans for my dear neighbor – plans that would involve blessing people beyond her back yard and small town. Now she blesses “neighbors” from afar with her products, business practices, and blog. Thanks, Donna, for for being a good neighbor to ladies from around the world!

Donna
Donna

March 09, 2019

Thank you so much for your responses, Jane and Rebecca. We are grateful for like minded people like you.

Jane Lacher
Jane Lacher

March 09, 2019

I chose to buy a blanket from Weighting Comfort when I read that you employed women who had left their homes in other countries. In these times, that speaks volumes. Your blog on some of your employees validates my decision. They are amazing and strong women. I love my blanket even more now!

Rebecca Daniels
Rebecca Daniels

March 08, 2019

I am a Compassionate Entrepreneur with Trades of Hope and this just touches my heart! I’ve been receiving emails from you guys because I was interested in learning more about your blankets since my son is on the autism spectrum. I had no idea you employed women like Cawi, Flor and Yanet! Thank you for giving these women opportunity! Thank you for all you do. I can’t wait to purchase blankets from you. It’s so heartwarming to find likeminded people. Check this out to see what I mean. www.mytradesofhope.com/rebeccadaniels Thank you and God Bless!

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