Stories of Hope


For Adela, the last 10 years has involved working a variety of jobs in the cleaning industry seeking better opportunities to support her family. Before joining Natural Home Cleaning, the Oakland-...
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Prior to joining Home Green Home, Alicia worked part-time in commercial laundry and helped her husband with his janitorial work. Financial worries weighed on her family, as she struggled to...
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“For me, it’s about empowerment,” explains Bertha Naranjo, full-time mother of four and full-tine worker-owner and co-founder of Eco-Care Professional Housecleaning, the cooperative Bertha...
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Elida, a founding member of Natural Home Cleaning, now earns more than double what she earned in her previous job. Thanks to WAGES and the co-op, she has health insurance for the first time, and...
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Lupita and her husband arrived in the US as newlyweds with the hope of a better life and dreams of building a home for their young family. Lupita began working at an orange packing facility, but the...
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Gloria, a member of Emma’s Eco-Clean, is a single mom coping with a thyroid disorder. She knows about the advantages of good health care better than anyone. Of all the benefits that her...
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