Yeimy Esperanza Orjuela Cardenas

Yeimy Esperanza Orjuela Cardenas

  • Yeimy Esperanza Orjuela Cardenas
  • Volunteer Coordinator and Case Management Coordinator

My name is Yeimy and I am from Colombia. I was born in a small town in Boyaca and moved to Bogota when I was a child. I came to Australia in January 2014 to improve my English skills and to find new experiences in life. 


What do you miss most about your home country?

I miss so much my family but also I miss working in my profession.


What is your favourite thing about Australia?

Australia gives us the opportunity to have a good quality of life. There are lots of new experiences and opportunities to learn.


How did you first find out about the Refuge of Hope?

I first found Refuge of Hope when I came to the food donation. They welcomed me with a warm hug and lots of kindness and have given me great opportunities to become involved with the community.


What do you do for the Refuge of Hope?

I am the Volunteer Coordinator and Case Management Coordinator. When people want to get involved, I help find where they fit and what programs will be the best for them to be involved with.


What does the Refuge of Hope mean to you?

Refuge of Hope means love, family, help, respect and solidarity.


What is the best thing about the Refuge of Hope?

The best think of Refuge of Hope is the way that we help Latin American people living in Melbourne. We make them feel happy with a smile, a hug and advice.