The Storyline Collection: Meet Nan
To create our Storyline Collection, our Artisan Partners use refined materials like 10k gold and semi-precious stones to create beautiful designs that tell a story—both for the wearer and the maker. With your purchases, you make it possible for our partners to walk alongside more women as they overcome human trafficking and exploitation and step into a life of hope and dignity. Meet some one the women who brings this special collection to life.
Birthday: June 19, 1991
Arrived at Our Partner Workshop: August 2016
Job Title: Production Staff
- How did you come to be at Noonday’s Partner Business?
Our outreach team leader Zi Yun meet me in my shop on an outreach trip.
- Where are you from?
My hometown is 3 hours away from our Riverside Branch or a 10-hour train ride from our Headquarters.
- What are your job responsibilities at the Artisan Business?
I work in Production. Right now I am shadowing our Material Inventory Manager, learning how to manage our raw material inventory.
- What is one thing you like about living here in the shelter?
I like all aspects of living in the shelter. When I am in trouble, I first go to my roommates at the shelter. Our shelter manager does a great job supporting us. She is like a mom and is always available to give comfort or encouragement.
I love the food we get to eat at the shelter. We take turns cooking so I get to eat specialty dishes from across the country without having to leave my own home!
- Which steps of vocational training have you completed?
- Microsoft Word
- Additional study: English, math, preparing for her college entrance exam
- What moment at the Artisan Business is the most significant to you, and why?
My most significant moment so far has been the ability to study for my college entrance exam. Bing, our Holistic Care Director, tutors me a few times a week to help me prepare. Having her tutor me is important. It helps me learn the material and also makes me feel that this business is 100% behind my studies and personal development.
- How have you changed since you arrived here? How did that moment change you?
I feel like my personality has changed in since arriving. Before I used to get in many arguments with my family and my husband. There was no peace between us. Now I have learned how to communicate better. We have improved our relationships and can enjoy each other’s company.
- What is your happiest memory here?
My experience so far at the business has been all positive! I am happy that I can study. I have many opportunities here. I am grateful for the opportunity and coworkers who encourage me to work hard and achieve my dreams.
- What would you like our customers to know about you or your work?
Thank you for supporting us. Without your support, women would not have opportunities to grow.
Our company supports us and gives us so many growth and development opportunities. Thank you for partnering with us!