John Yianni, 51, is a truck driver, and is often gone throughout the week. Their children are 14 and 3, and she is responding to a range of challenges.
“I consider myself ambitious, and I definitely am pushing myself now that I have my own shop,” she said. “We are making a future for the children, and I have to do my part to make my shop a success.
“I am happy here; this country has offered opportunity that I would not have in the Philippines. Now that I am here I am working to develop my business and build a strong family.”