"Within two weeks I had – thanks to Anika who is incredibly fast and efficient – everything I needed to get settled. She was very patient, organized my appointments, and served as a translator when I had to see the authorities; she actually made those long waiting hours a fun experience. Socially, she introduced me to very interesting people and places... I found work immediately, although I didn’t speak any German. I felt at home really quickly, mainly because of Anika, who is a wonderful and patient person with great empathy and sparkling wit. Dankeschön!!!"
Eva came to live in Berlin in 2012 with nothing but a big smile and her giant suitcase. As the job situation in her home country Spain was really bad, she figured there was nothing to lose and hopped on the airplane.
I found her a place to live in a shared flat, got her furniture, did all of her paperwork, helped her as an interpreter when dealing with the authorities, revised and translated her application documents, and helped her find a job. I also introduced Eva to Berlin’s nightlife.
Five years later she’s still happy in Berlin and has made many new friends. She even found herself a German boyfriend. Eva started out working as a bartender and Spanish teacher. Today she’s a badass shift supervisor at a major refugee shelter.
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