© Paula Muhr 2013-14

Yang Gailian

Cleaning Lady

"I have two grown-up daughters. Both of them are married and have children. After my husband had died I raised them on my own. Now that they have their jobs and their own families, I decided to move away. I felt that there was nothing more I could do for them and I didn’t want to become a burden to them. I came to Shenzhen and found a job as a cleaning woman. I am satisfied with my job, as it is not too tiring. The most important thing for me is the happiness of my children and grandchildren. I hope they will always have good jobs. Having good jobs will make them happy and enable them to have good lives. I also wish they will have enough opportunities in life to laugh a lot."

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