“Many women don’t have the opportunity and privilege to live and work in the United States. I thank God that I am able to be here and help my family back in Guatemala. My life is blessed because I am a mother. I am working here so that my son has the opportunity to go to school so he can succeed and achieve his goals. His father died while I was pregnant with him and I wanted him to have opportunities, so I came here to the United States. My son has lived with my parents, his grandparents since he was 5 years old. I haven’t seen him since I left and I still think of him as my baby but he is 18. He is a young man now.” – Martha Lopez lives in Los Angeles and is employed cleaning houses.