José Graviel, 22, Jutiquiles
Some men wanted to rape my sister, so my mother went to the police to report them, then the men killed my mother. I was six. I don’t know my father, he’s been in prison for 17 years. I’ve been looking after my younger siblings since my mother died. I get afraid time to time, there’s still a lot of violence. But the main reason I left was the economic situation here. Poverty.
I went on my own, no smuggler, I couldn’t afford to pay one. I was stopped by Mexican Migration, in Palenque, I was detained for three days and was sent back on a bus.
The LWF trained me as a barber, and bit by bit I’m building up clients, everyone round here comes for a haircut.
I have a girlfriend, but we can’t get married until we’ve prepared well, we want a place to live, we’re saving up.
LWF’s program for returned and deported migrants is supported by ELCA.
- (c)Sean Hawkey All Rights Reserved firstname.lastname@example.org
- Image Size
- 5760x3840 / 11.9MB
- Contained in galleries
- Honduras: migration