Bean Jar & Chiva

Relationship: Im/migrant

My mom brought these from Colombia to America on February 12th, 1992. The coffee beans jar “wow-ed” me by the way Colombians make coffee grains, having them dry up in the sun, and then grinding them with a coffee bean grinder. The toy chiva (Chee-va) surprised me with how it is a bus with NO DOORS and it can carry people, food, animals, and luggages. These objects helped me create a bond with family members on my Colombian side. I have never been more proud of being half Colombian.

Year: 1990

– Naia D.

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant