Armando & Mariana
My work starts at 8 in the morning. I sweep the floor, and sweep the sidewalk in front, so that this place is clean and with dignity, so that the migrants can come and be happy here when they enter the Comedor. I’m the one who does the maintenance, the painting, I clean the toilets, I fix the bathrooms. I like my job. All I want is safety for the migrants here. Here I’m guarding the door. This is my job. It feels really good, I’m in charge of the door to keep this a safe place for the migrants. Saying no to somebody who is not a migrant, denying them food, feels really bad.
Sometimes they would give me work and I would clean their house and they would give me a bit of money. I would not buy anything for me. It would be all money I sent for my kids.
A veces me daban trabajo y yo les limpiaba la casa y me daban un poquito de dinero. Yo no compraba nada para mi, todo era dinero que enviaba para mis hijos.