This piece was originally developed for an international gathering of Immigrant Rights advocates that took place in Mexico City in 2008. It is printed on oversize, thin paper and is perfect for classrooms and offices.
The piece says in English, “Our Labor Maintains the World Economy,” and reflects the huge economic power of migrant workers, women in particular, that is demonstrated in worldwide remittances. In case you don’t know what a remittance is, it means the money that workers send back to their home countries when they are working in “developed” nations like U.S. & Canada.
Latin America is the region with the largest and fastest growing remittance flow. Some years, the amount of remittances exceeds foreign investment and development aid. It is with love and money that immigrants are transforming their homelands.