I am from Bhutan. I lived in a refugee camp in Nepal for over 20 years before I came to the United States. When I first came to the United States with my husband and son I worked in a factory. I didn’t enjoy the work but it was the only job I could get since I didn’t speak English well. After awhile I was able to leave and started coming to the Welcome Project for art and sewing. I had never sewn before coming to the Welcome Project. I really enjoy learning how to make beautiful items for my home and myself.
Hear Sarmila tell three stories below...