Community Health, Youth Voices
Twenty years ago, Caridad Vázquez left Colima, Mexico, for the United States. After a few jobs as a factory worker and babysitter, Vazquez saw limited opportunities for an undocumented immigrant and turned to the one thing she knew best: selling food on the street. “I’ve been a vendor since I was eight years old. My mom would send me to sell tamales on the streets.” Read the third installment of the series on workers in the informal economy, on Boyle Heights Beat.