A Long Dream
SUMARY: A Long Dream
Ana Rodriguez arrived in the United States thirteen years ago from El Salvador after Hurricane Mitch devasted the country. She was only able to bring one of her three children with her. Over the years she has had ten jobs - mostly cleaning and cooking positions - and works more than ten hours per day, six days per week. She was able to pay to bring her remaining children from El Salvador to the U.S.: a dangerous month long journey through the desert. Today, one of her children lives in El Salvador, and the other two live with her in the U.S.
Rodriguez, as committed to her professional development as she is to her family, recently studied to become a home health aide. Currently she works five days per week with the same patient she has had for a year and a half. It has become a very good relationship between patient and caregiver. She also became a U.S. resident and continues to improve her English.
CAPTION: Rodriguez cleaning her patients basement although is not part of her job.