Photo of the week - "La Lucha" | Ordinary Missionaries

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Jun 18, 2018 Home, Kitchen, Poverty, Single Mothers

I was driving home after dark and passed this small tienda.  There’s a lady on every corner selling tortillas, so the competition is massive.  You can usually get 4-5 tortillas for 1 Quetzal (.13 cents) which means the profit margin is horrible.  They have to buy the corn, boil the corn and then grind it BEFORE a single tortilla is made.

This is what they do to survive.  They might make 30 Quetzales a day ($4 dollars), enough to by some extra food.  Opportunity is thin in Guatemala.  This is the struggle.  This is the fight.  This is “La lucha”.

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Comments

  • Cora Hall
    Jun 18, 2018 at 7:54 pm Reply

    Vonda each one of your photographs tells a beautiful story with or without words. Thanks for sharing your gift of photography.

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:08 am Reply

      🙂 Thank you Cora. I took this particular photo. It’s confusing because our email goes out under Vonda’s email address.

  • Kevin Deyo
    Jun 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Bro, as usual, what a FANTASTIC picture.
    You have a real gift!!

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:08 am Reply

      Thanks man. YOU’RE the one with the real gift.

  • Cora Hall
    Jun 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm Reply

    Sorry meant to say George, thanks George fur sharing the beautiful pictures.

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:09 am Reply

      🙂

  • Anita Byle
    Jun 18, 2018 at 8:09 pm Reply

    OK, Now I am confused. Was this picture taken by George or Vonda? It is a great shot either way, and I love it, but I want to give credit where credit is due. I love reading all your posts and blogs, by the way. Praying for you.

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:09 am Reply

      This photo was taken by me. 🙂 Thank you for reading our updates, liking our photos and thank you for praying! <3

  • Theresa
    Jun 18, 2018 at 8:21 pm Reply

    I feel as if I’m there standing outside watching her, I can feel the warm air on my skin, see the stars in the night sky & hear the insects humming, it’s stunning & inviting, thank you for the gift of this story.

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:10 am Reply

      It’s a beautiful culture.

  • Loriann
    Jun 18, 2018 at 9:35 pm Reply

    @ordinarymissionaries

  • Cathy Addison
    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:06 pm Reply

    She’s beautiful

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:11 am Reply

      Yes! I told her I would stop by and give her a print of the photo.

  • Niki Barlow
    Jun 19, 2018 at 7:06 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing. I love the warmth of this picture.When you add the story, I place myself in her position and wonder how I’d feel as a mother trying to provide for my kids.

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:12 am Reply

      I can’t imagine the enormous pressure.

  • Jodi Moellering
    Jun 19, 2018 at 7:55 am Reply

    I love this pic!!! It says so much! 💜💜💜

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:12 am Reply

      Thank you Jodi!

  • Holly Dykstra
    Jun 19, 2018 at 9:12 am Reply

    Such a beautiful picture and story to go along with it. In awe.

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      George
      Jun 20, 2018 at 10:13 am Reply

      Thank you Holly. When I asked if I could take her photo she was quiet and sweet. Women in Guatemala are fighters. They work so hard.

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