By Shanxi Omoniyi, CFCA web editor and writer
I recently had the privilege of traveling to Chile on a CFCA mission awareness trip, and while there I met a woman who put my idea of “a hard day’s work” to shame.
Her name is Luisa, and she’s the mother of Javier, a child sponsored through CFCA.
She’s a seasonal vineyard worker, needed only in times of pruning and harvesting.
She started work Oct. 10 and will finish in mid-April, leaving home at 7 a.m. and returning around 6 p.m.
It can take her 20-30 minutes to walk from one side of the vineyard to the other.
Payment for her pains depends on how many boxes she can pick during harvest time or the hours she works when pruning.
If she picks about 100 boxes (each box weighing about 25 pounds), she can make approximately 17,000 pesos ($30 US) a day. Read more