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My WBP Story – Theresita

Theresita is a current program participant at Women’s Bean Project and is on the path to self-sufficiency and creating a brighter future for herself, her family and our community.

Q: Tell us about what was happening in your life before you came to Women’s Bean Project?

A:  I was divorced, homeless, and was mentally and physically broken down and didn’t know where to turn.  I heard that the Bean Project was a great program, so I applied.

Q:  What are you thankful for about your opportunity at Women’s Bean Project:

A:  I am thankful for helping me build my confidence back and for giving me this chance, regardless of my past.  I look forward to a better future for myself and being able to go back to school.

Q:  When you found out you were hired at the Bean Project, what words describe how you felt?

A:  1) Scared; 2) Positive; 3) Optimistic; 4) Excited; 5) Being committed to getting a job

Q:  So far, what impact has the program had on you?  What have you learned or changed about yourself?

A:  I have learned how to be more patient, positive and how to work well with others, while being aware of things around me.  I have changed my attitude about how I may feel about others and to look at myself first.  I have realized that I am a good, strong, and smart person; I just needed someone to believe in me and give me a chance to change my life.

Q:  What things in your life are you grateful for?

A:  First off, I am grateful for the opportunity to be at the Bean Project and hopeful about the future for me and my family.  I love both my daughter and husband very much becuase they are always there for me, support me, and love me.  I am also thankful for Mary, the employment case manager at the Bean Project because she is very humble and easy to talk to because she understands the women and helps guide them.



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