“My husband and I came to America from Nepal for a better life. When we arrived to the states, we didn’t know anyone or speak English. Adapting was difficult, from riding the bus to something as simple as grocery shopping. It took a few years, but we’re now established in Portland and love our community. Knowing how hard the transition is for any immigrant, my husband and I help others adapt by teaching them English, how to use the bus, filling out citizenship documents, or anything else they need. And we just learned that those we helped are now helping incoming immigrants adapt to their new life.”
Krishna is a translator at IRCO, a nonprofit promoting the integration of immigrants and the community into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society. Learn more about IRCO and how you can make a difference as Krishna has.