Meet Pramod, Our Resourceful Building Manager
by Sonja Kraft
“At Purnaa, I don’t feel like it’s my workplace, I feel like it’s my home.”
Congratulations, you won the employee of the month award! How did you feel when you found out that you won?
Thank you very much. It was a pleasant surprise for me. I felt happy that people noticed my hard work.
We want to get to know you a little bit better. Can you tell us about your family?
I have two daughters, one is 10 years old and she is in class 3. I also have a newly born baby; she is now 6 months old. And my beautiful wife, we’ve been married for 12 years. Sometimes I also have relatives come and stay with me. Right now my nephew is living with me because he is trying to move abroad and it is easier for him to work on that from my place near Kathmandu.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to sing and I love music. On Fridays after work I usually go to my church choir group and teach them what I know about singing and music. I also enjoy working around my home.
What is your favorite animal and why?
I love all types of animals. I love cats and dogs the most, but I do have pet rabbits. I cherish all living things. When bugs come into my home, I just put them outside because I feel like they have a life and I don’t want to kill them. I really love animals.
Who is your role model and why?
Right now at Purnaa I would say Richard is my role model. He is my supervisor and I can go to him about anything and he helps me. He inspires me.
If you only had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
I would say happy.
When have you been most satisfied in your life?
After I built my home. I used to live on the streets; I didn’t have parents or anything. I grew up in an orphanage. After I got married, I had a dream to build my own home. Now I look at where I came from and see where I am now and I am happy. I am satisfied. It makes me think, I am successful.
How long have you worked at Purnaa?
Almost 1 ½ years.
What is your job at Purnaa?
My job at Purnaa is building maintenance. I look for the proper, safe, and best ways for people to do their work. I keep things working properly, I help the kitchen staff, I get supplies that are needed for the offices, and I come up with new ways to work more efficiently.