HONG FAY: My Story of Hope

I used to work in the brothels with Lay Lay, who also works at Starfish Project. One day, she told me about Starfish Project and I decided to come work here too. Today, I work on the production team and love helping Jenny produce samples of new designs!

I am very grateful for the benefits that Starfish Project provides. One of the benefits is a housing fund, which the company, and the government, contributes to each month. I am able to use the money in my housing fund to reduce our out-of-pocket housing costs. This gives us financial freedom to use our money in other ways.

Because of the health insurance and medical exams that Starfish Project provides, the doctors were able to provide me with the medical care I needed. They found a polyp in my ovary during one medical exam, as well as a few other health issues I had. That was a scary experience, but I felt comforted because I knew my supervisors and coworkers at Starfish were there for me every step of the way. Thanks to Starfish Project, I was able to afford the treatment and a year later I became pregnant.

Being pregnant was one of the best things that has ever happened to me! I was 45 at the time, and did not think pregnancy was something I would get to experience. I am beyond grateful and blessed to have a beautiful, healthy son. His name means extreme blessings and happiness and that is what he is to me. He is now 3 years old. He is such a joy in my life and a miracle. I am thankful of my coworkers who help me regularly with my son as he is still quite young.

Check out Hong Fay’s favorite jewelry that she helped create!