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The Journey: Enrique's Journey Reflection Questions
Honduras is the second poorest country in South America. Roughly half of the population earn two to three dollars per day, and 60% of the population live well below the poverty line (Rural Poverty Portal, 2010). Explained in Enrique’s Journey (2006), most families live in small huts and depend on farming or relatives that have traveled to America for survival. Most children in Honduras do not make it past elementary school. This is for many reasons, but mostly because the family needs that child to work and they cannot afford to pay for the child to get back and forth to school.
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In the book Enrique’s Journey, written by Sonia Nazario, readers are able to experience the life of a determined young man, Enrique, who travels from his home country of Honduras to the United States of America to meet his mother who left him at the age of four. The reasons are numerous when it comes to immigrants wanting to enter America. The most common example is to gain employment and to then send that money home to support their families. According to Sonia Nazario (2007), “The single mothers who are coming to this country, and the children who follow them, are changing the face of immigration to the United States”(Nazario, 2007, XXV). This is a perfect example of Enrique’s journey to America.