Here’s a photograph of my friend Gaby (from the Yagüita) as a young girl.  She’s now in her 20’s and has two children and another one on the way.  She’s very strong, and I’ve been told she can even hold her own with men if it comes to a tussle.

Out of work for quite some time, she has resisted pressures and suggestions to make her way to the beach and service tourists.  According to Gaby, her best opportunity would be to secure work at a local Timberland factory, but so far her applications have not been successful and she remains unemployed.  

Having known Gabby since she was a toddler,  I trust her without reservation.  She is someone I would turn to if I had a problem.  I wish I knew how to help her with hers.