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Mariana & Guillermo

Guillermo: “When I first came here in 1999, I had a girlfriend in Mexico. We were dating for a year. I wanted to marry her and I could only get the money for a proper wedding if I worked in the states. I left without telling her because I [...]

2020 Trip

We had the absolute privilege to travel to Mexico at the end of January to visit the families of Felipe, Sarai & José Abraham, and Alma & Carlos. We met their moms and dads and grandmothers and siblings, and we got to let them know how much we [...]

April 15th, 2020|Trips|

John

In 1884, my great Grandpa Johann decided he wanted to emigrate to the US from Langnau, Switzerland. They had 4 kids and they sent over the oldest son to check it out. He was 19 at the time. He went first and sent a letter back home to tell [...]

September 12th, 2019|Blog, Stories|

Rogelio

"I grew up in a small village in Mexico and was raised by my grandparents. My grandpa counted on me the most because we raised animals and he trusted me to take care of the cows. I would wake up at 5 and go check on the animals. Then, [...]

2019 Trip

We visited over 15 families of employees that were currently working or have worked on local dairy farms. During these visits, we asked families if there was a message they’d like us to deliver to their loved one. One father said, “Tell him that we love him a lot and to [...]

Bill

“My grandpa bought this piece of land around 1940 and when my dad and mom got married, they bought the farm from my grandpa. My grandpa’s parents came here from Austria in the late 1800s. Growing up, there were nine of us kids and we all chipped in on [...]

Helene

“When my parents were in their late 30s, my father’s parents died, and the family farm was put up for sale and there was no way for my dad to continue farming in Switzerland. There were ads in an agricultural magazine about farms for sale in Wisconsin and my [...]

Apolonio

"When I was 10, I started working in the fields with my dad harvesting coffee. I would do that with him every summer and when I finished the coffee harvest, I went back to school. When I was 14, I went to another part of my state to harvest [...]

2018 Trip

We spent time with families in two different villages in Veracruz. Recently returned employees generously hosted their former employers in the houses they built from years working on their farms. As we told one of the employees how lucky and blessed we felt after receiving such a warm welcome [...]

Juan

"I spent my adolescent years working around cattle. My dad worked for a large oil company in Mexico and when he retired, he used all the money he made to buy 1500 hectares in the neighboring state of Veracruz. Back in that time, he paid what would be the equivalent [...]