Pesos Mexicanos

Relationship: Im/migrant

In 1998, a Mexican raised woman came to the United States at age 18 because her family was in a poor crisis. She had heard about the United States in school named Ignacio Emanuel Altamirano (public school). There were more opportunities in life as in job, school, etc. Her parents Maricela and Miguel Angel would want her to drop out of school and work in Mexico. Minerva had explained to them that she wanted a better future for herself and the opportunities that there were. And would promised to send money once she had made in the U.S. But her parents wasn't very convinced although she was basically an adult. Three weeks later, both of her parents decided that she should leave to the U.S. since that was what she wanted. The day before she left, her parents gave her $552 pesos (dollars) that they saved up from the day she had told them she wanted to leave to the U.S. Minerva was so grateful, knowing that her family was in a poor crisis, she never wasted the money. The money would remind her of how parents supported her when they were basically “poor”. She works harder for her three kids so that her children doesn't have to go through what she went. Minerva still saves the money that her parents gave her until this day.

Year: 1998

– Hedy Flores

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant