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Meet Sumese.  She is one of our amazing Nannies in the Daycare.  I sat down to chat with her and had such a nice visit.

She has been working for Apparent Project for 3 years.  She got word that AP was hosting a sewing class in 2012 and came in for the training.  Crazy thing was that as we were talking, I realized that I was there that week.  That was my very first trip to AP and while I was there, a group of ladies from Ellensburg, Washington had come in to train new seamstresses.  Sumese was part of that group.

After the sewing classes, Sumese settled in as one of the few artisans that made the crochet bracelets.  Because of her nursing experience in a clinic before coming to AP, Shelley felt she would be a great asset to the Daycare.  Once again – she was right!

Sumese is single and rents an apartment for herself, her parents and a nephew.  She eventually wants to build a house.  Right now, she travels an hour and a half to get to work each morning, leaving her house at 6:30 and taking three TapTaps.  Her father has prostate cancer and the steady work from the Daycare is bringing in more money so she can help take care of him.

When I asked her what she liked best about working in the Daycare, she said, “I do not have children of my own yet, and the Daycare is teaching me how to one day be a good mom.  I love working with the kids and I love that the moms have a safe place to bring them while they work.  My sister works at an orphanage and after she had her baby, she was not allowed to bring it to work so she no longer has a job.”

As I watched her throughout the week, her love for the kids was obvious.  She does such a great job taking care of them and we are thankful to have her!

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