NAME: Dewi Puru
NOW LIVES: Granville, Sydney
JOB: Community Settlement Officer
Dewi Puru migrated to Sydney 30 years ago. She works on the front line helping new immigrants to Australia adapt and survive. Dewi deals with everything from helping new arrivals get a Medicare card, to counselling victims of domestic violence. Dewi says "my role is helping them with their problems".
She is passionate about helping new Australians because she remembers how hard it was for her. She has two children, a son and a daughter who still lives at home. Dewi loves hanging out with her daughter, taking the ferry to Manly and going shopping.