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Monday, March 17, 2014

Families here send what they can to those back home

Flor Barahona, center, prays at La Luz del Mundo church in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. Barahona, a housekeeper, is the sole breadwinner for her parents, younger siblings and two teenage daughters in El Salvador. “If I don't send money they don't eat,” she says. “I have lived a long nine years. It's been difficult. God gives me strength to go on.”