Nurianny Albino: Paving The Way for Venezuelan Migrant Women in Peru
When Nurianny left Venezuela for Peru with her two girls, she wasn’t aware that she would play a part in changing the misconceptions that many have of the Venezuelan diaspora. Nurianny is a 35 years-old professional paramedic, with more than 12 years of experience in sales and customer service in Venezuela. However, the hardships of living in her home country pushed her to leave with her daughters.
She is now a member of Loop, the mobile app designed to employ Venezuelan women in cleaning services in Peru to help them jumpstart their professional lives and empower them towards achieving a brighter future in their host country, and bring people together by breaking down stereotypes one service at a time!
Loop gives Nurianny hope and has taught her the value of being proactive in building her career in her new country of residence.
“Two weeks ago I had not started using the Loop app yet, so I was not working any shifts. I realized that I needed to be more active and use it, so I started looking for [cleaning services] I could take. And it worked. Today I provided cleaning services for 7 households and was well-paid for my work. It feels good; my expectations about Loop have raised.”
About the ongoing COVID-19 situation, she shared:
“The situation worldwide is not easy because of the pandemic. But the app is working, people are trusting the app, and customers are very nice and kind.”
With the same positivity and enthusiasm, Nurianny shared how thankful she is for the opportunity to decide the terms of her own employment and career growth. Using the Loop app to take-on cleaning services shift-by-shift has allowed her to decide when and where to work.
“I feel that the Loop team cares about us, about our wellbeing, and about providing the opportunity for us to earn a good income and own our time. In my case this is important because I have 2 girls. With a normal job I could not take care of them properly because I did not have time. Now I am working between 2 to 5 hours daily and I spend most of my free time with them.”
As part of their social integration efforts, Loop has also given her a sense of belonging to a community.
“We are all part of the same team [at Loop]. This is why when a customer asks me if I will be the one that is going to provide the cleaning service for them next time, I answer that it does not matter who from the team takes the shift, it is going to be a professional service.”
Loop is also bringing people together. Nurianny is certain that Loop is a platform where she, along with fellow Venezuelan women, can start changing mistaken conceptions about Venezuelans in Peru.
“A customer told me that when she received my information through the app and realized I was a Venezuelan woman, her husband told her to cancel the service. But she told him that a friend of hers had recommended the app and that she wanted to give me a chance. After I finished the cleaning service for them, they both thanked me for my professionalism and told me they would continue using Loop. That makes me happy because we are changing the way people feel about Venezuelans.”
Nurianny holds a perfect 5-star rating on the Loop app. The community supporting her is proud of her work and her determination to work hard and continue ascending in her professional life while raising two daughters.
Support Nurianny and other Venezuelan women like her by spreading the word about Loop. If you are in Peru, support the Loop family! Download the app at the App Store or Play Store to schedule a service, and don’t forget to spread the word!
It’s fast, flexible and safe!