"She tells me that she needs work gloves, water boots, a jacket for the cold..."


Main Participant

Colorado agricultural worker (Anonymous)

Occupation

Planting, harvesting, and sorting vegetables

Colorado County & Region

Adams County, North region 1

Original Language

Español

Transcription

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[Promotora] Hola, mi nombre es Tere Gómez. Promotora en el área norte 1 en Brighton.
[Promotora] Les contaré la historia de una persona de más de 60 años de edad.
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[Promotora] Ella ha trabajado en los campos agrícolas desde el año 92, ella empezó en la cultura en California.
[Promotora] Al cerrársele las puertas por falta de documentos y por un accidente en el trabajo, ella decide venirse a Colorado.
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[Promotora] Ya tiene 10 años trabajando en diferentes ranchos, aquí en el estado. Ella trabaja desde plantar, cosechar y sortear los diferentes tipos de vegetales.
[Promotora] Me comenta que gana 13 dólares la hora, pero le quitas mucho de taxes por no tener dependes.
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[Promotora] Cuando trabaja largas jornadas en verano, gana de 1000 a 1200 por quincena. Pero eso es sólo un par de meses.
[Promotora] Luego su sueldo es de, entre 400 a 500 dólares por quincena.
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[Promotora] En ocasiones se queda sin trabajo, tiene que buscar en otros ranchos. Donde el sueldo es más bajo.
[Promotora] También me comenta que sólo en renta y pago de transportación a su trabajo, ella paga 800 dólares al mes.
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[Promotora] Esta persona no cuenta con familia. Ella me dice que necesita guantes de trabajo, botas para el agua, chamarra para el frío, chamarra para cubrirse del agua cuando llueve y cubre bocas.
[Promotora] Al compartir su historia, yo pude ver su temor, cansancio y preocupación para su futuro.
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[Promotora] Esta persona decidió permanecer en anonimato

Translation Language (if available)

English

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[Promotora] Hello, my name is Tere Gómez. Developer in Northern Area 1 in Brighton.

[Promotora] I will tell you the story of a person over 60 years of age.

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[Promotora] She has worked in the agricultural fields since 92, she started in the culture in California.

[Promotora] When the doors were closed due to lack of documents and due to an accident at work, she decided to come to Colorado.

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[Promotora] She has already been working on different ranches for 10 years, here in the state. She works from planting, harvesting, and sorting the different types of vegetables.

[Promotora] She tells me that she earns $13 an hour, but they take away a lot of taxes for not having dependents.

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[Promotora] When you work long hours in the summer, you earn 1,000 to 1,200 per fortnight. But that's only a couple of months.

[Promotora] Then her salary is between 400 to 500 dollars per fortnight.

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[Promotora] Sometimes she is out of work, she has to look at other ranches. Where the salary is lower.

[Promotora] She also tells me that only in rent and payment of transportation to her work, she pays 800 dollars a month.

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[Promotora] This person does not have a family. She tells me that she needs work gloves, water boots, a jacket for the cold, a jacket to cover herself from the water when it rains and covers mouths.

[Promotora] By sharing her story, I could see her fear, weariness, and concern for her future.

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[Promotora] This person chose to remain Anonymous.

Title

"She tells me that she needs work gloves, water boots, a jacket for the cold..."

Description

A promotora tells the story of a farmworker who has worked in Colorado for ten years. She explains the instability of income and how difficult it is to make amounts sufficient for rent, transportation, and necessary equipment.

Creator

Teresa Gómez

Date

2021-02-24

Contributor

Penske McCormack

Format

Coverage

Citation

Teresa Gómez, "She tells me that she needs work gloves, water boots, a jacket for the cold..." 2021-02-24. Esencial Colorado, accessed April 24, 2024, https://esencialcolorado.org/items/show/30