Housekeeper/Nanny: Gloria Badiane

Gloria is one of the best things that ever happened to our family.  We LOVE her!  She is extremely hard-working (sometimes we have to tell her to stop cleaning and go home), calm, friendly and 100% trustworthy.  She started working for us in February 2016 when our second son was still small, I was pregnant and everyone was exhausted.  She came in, and with very little direction, she whipped the whole house into shape.  She knew how to do everything and took the initiative to organize her time to regularly clean every inch of the house, keep the kitchen organized, and do laundry and ironing.  How amazing to come home every day to a spotless house!  This is what we hired her to do, and she does it very very well.  She is also friendly, humble, open-minded and took all specific direction from us without complaint and always followed through.  She also has good judgement and knows when to come to us for “approval” before doing something a bit out of the norm.  An absolutely sweet and loving person, the bonus with Gloria is that she’s wonderful with kids and my children fell in love with her.  She now shares her time with us between housekeeping duties and caring for our baby, 2-year old and 5-year old.  She plays with them, read books, takes them out for walks and play dates – and she can handle tantrums and moody post-nap toddlers with endless amounts of patience.  She has particularly helped with the new baby since he was 6 weeks old.  She knows how to take care of breastmilk, sterilize bottles, etc.  She tracks feedings and changes, and has helped perfectly with the introduction of solids.  She is so loving and motherly with the kids, we have no hesitation leaving them in her hands.  She is always on time and has often come on a weekend day to lend an extra hand.  We are extremely satisfied with her work and have never had a single issue.  Gloria speaks fluent French and local languages.  She knows just a few words of English.  Before working for us, she worked for a Canadian couple as a femme de menage for 20 years.  Lots of experience.  We feel extremely lucky to have found her.  We are leaving post in June and hope she finds a spot in another family where she feels as appreciated and brings as much joy as she has to our home. Feel free to contact Gloria directly at 77-561-6879.  You can also contact me with questions at missluann@hotmail.com

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