Chasing the Harvest

June 14, 2020


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… 

Bible References

  • Matthew 9:35 - 10:15