Nancy, I’m glad you’re off that road

Posted on: June 21, 2010

BBC news reports a gang in El Salvador torched a passenger bus, killing 14.

My sister-in-law, Nancy, a garment factory worker from the Philippines, rose to management from sewing machine labours in Honduras and Nicaragua. Part of her management assignments, liaise with sister factories, at least one in El Salvador. Provided a car, she drove alone. Her protection, a cell phone. Once an hour she was to call.

After dialing, she would hear: “Are you all right?”

“Yes,” she replied. She called each hour. That cell phone, all the protection the company could afford.


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