Margaret and her sisters find jobs in COVID
Written by Jackson Frank / Photography © Rachel Peet
“We’re friends. We work together. We do everything together. We’re family.”
Margaret Mkambilwa and her sisters, Weoba and Furaha, are Congolese Refugees who came to the United States in 2018.
Margaret described her sisters as not just her family, but also her best friends. Margaret and her two sisters worked at the same business for over a year. When the COVID pandemic hit, the three sisters found new jobs at Amazon and began work just five days after losing their previous jobs, with the help of IRIS’ employment team.
Margaret and her sisters now work the same shifts at Amazon, often driving to work together in their newly purchased car. In addition to working long shifts, the sisters take ESL and High School classes at night for their professional development.
When asked if her and her sisters ever get tired of each other, Margaret didn’t hesitate to say no. “Everybody is happy to be with each other. If somebody needs help, we help them out. We do everything together.”