Marisol is a farm worker and single mother from Mexico. She came to the United States to work in the seasonal fruit harvests She is vice-president of the local chapter of Lideres Campesinas, a farmworker women’s leadership and outreach group. In her own words:
Working in the fields I earn $300 weekly before taxes.
I’m left with $280,
and out of that I pay $30 for my weekly ride and $10 for babysitting.
So to pay the rent here takes about two weeks of work.
My electricity bill comes to approximately $200 when I am not working,
so that is a huge burden as well…
- Matthew 9:35 - 10:15