Well, here she is - the Mexican woman who sells flowers for a living.
When we were in Guadalajara in May, we saw many women in the markets and on street corners who were selling flowers or jewelry they had made from beads. The work was intricate and would be time consuming and tedious to do... so we did not mind paying a bit more for the earrings and necklaces. Many of these women have their children with them, spending long days in the hot sun - often without shade. This is one such lady, who sits on cold concrete day after day... friends of ours have a friendship with this beautiful woman, and so I was able to take her picture. She is a lovely lady.
When I visit other countries, I often come away saddened by the disparity between the rich and the poor, especially in places like Mexico. It is good to know people who are working to change that, and to in some small way be a part of helping to rescue children from the streets and a life of begging. They have so much potential if given a chance.
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