Emma Benitez, Food & Service Worker at Georgetown University Leo O'Donovan Dining Hall

Emma Benitez, Food & Service Worker at Georgetown University Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall

"I work in the kitchen and make the sandwiches and salads for the students. I start from 6 in the morning and end at 2 in the afternoon every day from Sunday through Thursday. I’m planning on retiring in a few years.. I want to go back to Guadalajara in Mexico. My husband and I have been working for years since 1990 to pay off the house that we bought, paying it off little by little every year. We finally paid it off and now I can enjoy life because of our hard work! America is a beautiful country especially because of the opportunities here.. In America, you can always work your way up. But back in my country El Salvador, if you don't have an education.. many of us end up working at a farm for 3 to 4 dollars a day. That's why I always pray and count my blessings.."

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