Chino: The Church Brothers Giving Us Food

people passing out food outside

How does it feel to come here and get breakfast and then go there and get lunch? How does it feel?

Well it is really good because we get a lot of people supporting us and helping us. It is really good to have good help of food and other things. So here they are serving. These are the brothers of the church. The one that has the red shirt he’s the minister, the Pastor, and then others are the ones helping and they are serving the soup for us. So the picture before is of the line-up and here they are serving us the soup. There’s more serving and here there’s…

Chino: The Line-Up

line of people

We’re waiting for these brothers from church, they bring us soup at noon… It feels good because we get a lot of people supporting us.

Estamos esperando a estos hermanos de la iglesia, nos traen sopa a medio día... se siente bien porque hay muchas personas que nos están apoyando.

Chino: Beta's Truck

man posing in front of orange truck

And this one here, that is the truck of the Beta Group. They take us and they drive us in this truck. So this picture was taken by another Catracho.

So what do you think? People are going to think there are only people from Honduras here.

Oh yes, but they’re only 5 of us here. Nice truck they have, don’t they? That is a really nice truck.

Chiapas: Peace Sign

This other friend, he was there sitting and just thinking, and I told him “come and you can entertain yourself and I’ll take a picture of you.” So he sat up and made his signal of peace, that sign is also covering his face because he did not want to have his face showing in the picture. So that’s why he made a sign with his hand and covered his face.

Chino: A Haircut

man getting haircut

Now this one of a haircut…

Yes, that is after being here, we go to the [inaudible] and there was this guy who has a hair cutting machine and he was cutting the hair of this other guy from Guatemala. So he said, oh can you take my picture, so I took his picture. So, yeah, he gave me permission. So there at the Groupoetta they do haircuts. So yes, this guy does the haircut and he asked you to make a donation of whatever you want to give him.

And did you get your haircut?

Yes, mine too. I also had a haircut.

Chiapas: The Beta Truck

Photo of man in front of orange truck

The truck of the Beta group gives me hope – it makes me think that if I’m dying of thirst, they bring water and I’ll do better. That’s why I took a picture of my friend [by the truck] and I asked him to take a picture of me too. So that picture is just showing the hope that there are these organizations that help us and support us. Because we’re going through a very difficult time, and they help with water or medications.

Chino: Walmart Parking Lot

Chino in parking garage

How did you take it?

I put it on the timer. I did it myself. So I learned how to do the timer!

And why did you do it at Walmart?

Well, because I liked it and I was going with somebody from here, from the Keno Group to pick up something that I had been sent from the U.S. and he went in there to pick up something and I was waiting in the car so I took advantage of being in the parking lot and I took the pictures. So there is three pictures of me there in the parking lot of Walmart, all taken with the self timer of the camera.