The Latin American Relief Fund

Migrant's Stories

Stories told to volunteers and the director of ABBA

I spoke with a man from Honduras as his family huddled nearby on the caravan route near Celaya in 2018. He told me he fled his country becuase his mother, a mall store owner,  was murdered by gangs who were extorting money from her> When the asked for more than she could pay, they killed her. He showed me the slash marks on his chest and the tips of his fingers which had been cut by the gangs. When his mother was killed he and his family left Honduras with the caravan. " I have to save my children and my wife.  I love my country but can no longer stay there."