Today I met Antônio Luiz, a 64-year-old worker at Cooper Glicério. He’s been working here for four months, making about 1000 reals (500 U.S. dollars) per month.

Aparecido Berges Rodrigo sorts and compacts boxes in a dumpster.

Aparecido Berges Rodrigo sorts and compacts boxes in a dumpster.

I had hoped to spend more time with Andreía and her father today, but decided to focus on other employees when I learned they were gone. Andreía’s mother had a stroke recently, so they both traveled to a nearby city to visit her. Luckily, I’ll be able to meet with her tonight, spend some time with her family and get better aquainted. Thanks for reading.

Until next time,

Cara Wilwerding

About Cara Wilwerding
Cara Wilwerding is a senior journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She grew up in Omaha, Neb and started her journalism career at Omaha Westside High School. She writes for the Daily Nebraskan’s arts and entertainment section in addition to taking photos. She’s also traveled to São Paulo, Brazil, for a similar photojournalism project with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. This summer, she will work as an editorial and multimedia intern for, float down the Niobrara River and play a fair amount of ultimate frisbee. After graduating next spring, Wilwerding hopes to continue writing and photographing for an arts and entertainment publication.

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