Making a Living in Rural Paraguay

Making a Living in Rural Paraguay

This video gives a peak at how a small, agricultural family sustains their household.  Don Diosnel is a hired hand in sugar cane fields, Ña Donatila and Chiquita make small cigars and they produce some of their own food.  Don Diosnel used to plant and sell tomatoes, but black-market tomatoes from Argentina undercut him within the last 10 years.  He then started to dedicate his time to working as a hired hand.  Now they are watching as tractors are taking over the work that he does in sugar cane fields. They are not sure what the future has in store for them, but they continue adapting to the changes.

Este video da la perspectiva de cómo una pequeña familia agrícola sostiene su hogar. Esta familia produce algunos de sus propios alimentos: Don Diosnel es asalariado, trabajando con caña de azúcar en chacras ajenas, y Ña Donatila y su hermana, Chiquita, producen pequeños cigarros. Don Diosnel antes plantaba y vendía tomates, pero los tomates de contrabando argentinos bajaron el precio en los últimos 10 años y él no podía competir. Ahora están viendo cómo tractores están reemplazando la mano de obra de los trabajadores de la caña de azúcar. No saben qué viene en el futuro, pero siguen adaptándose a los cambios.



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