For Farmworkers With Few Safety Nets, It's A Question Of Survival
It's just about the peak of strawberry season in California, one of the most lucrative times of the year for berry farms.
But with major supply chain issues due to COVID-19, this year they're looking at big losses - and in turn workers who rely on them for income may lose their jobs.
For Maria, an undocumented single mother of four who picks strawberries in Oxnard, it's a question of survival, as few safety nets are available.
“I don’t want to panic, but this goes through my mind: What will happen if I lose my job? The kids, the rest, the food. How am I going to pay the rent? How am I going to feed them? This all passes through my mind,” she said.
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