MUA member interviewed together with Ai-Jen Poo on KQED radio
by Mina Kim
Guests: Ai-jen Poo, executive director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
published June/8/2020 in KQED
MUA’s leader, Evelin Alfaro, talks with KQED for an interview with NDWA Director, Ai-jen Poo regarding the tremendous effect the pandemic had on her and her family.
Evelin Alfaro wrote “The pandemic affected me tremendously. I was without work for several months. I was saving for eye surgery so I had to use my savings and stretch them out as much as possible, after the quarantine and shut down little by little I started working a day or few days a week. I didn’t drive so I used public transportation and feared that I could die or I would contract the virus and spread it to my extended family. It was a big risk in spite of knowing the risks of being exposed. I also knew I didn’t have a choice.. I have to work to survive”
Listen to the complete interview here https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101883819/ai-jen-poo-on-how-to-revamp-the-care-economy.
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