Joyce Perez: The Struggle to Have a Better Life
By: Stacy Perez
on the links
below to hear audio segments from an October 2004 interview
by Stacy Perez with Joyce Perez, who immigrated to the
This is a picture of my mother, Joyce, before her graduation at
where her parents could not attend, yet she still had a smile on her face
1. How It All Got Started
Joyce gives information about where she grew up in the
2.Why I Moved To The United States.
Joyce talks about why her and her family moved to the
It Was Like To Live In The U.S.
To The New Place: The U.S.
Likewise, in order to feel comfortable living in the
and here Joyce explains to me what she went thru.
Struggles That Came With Moving
Not only were there adjustments but she had to struggle a little in order to survive.
Struggle Finally Pays Off
Trying to survive in the U.S. was hard, so Joyce worked a job for a long time…
Until she realized she was not getting paid what she was worth… So she started a business….
Joyce and one of her thirteen children at her day care (her business).
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last revised: 12-17-04
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