"In our reality, women spend most of the time in the field. Man and woman may work the field together, but it's the woman who does the weeding, and that takes a long time."
"The only influence we have is with the maquea; the spirits listen to us. But that’s all we do: we just cover the house in mud and then the Régulo (local leader) stays while we have to leave. People don’t transmit what we teach... They don’t even listen to us!"
"My husband? He can't do this! It's a woman's job to protect the house."
"People born in small communities have a really hard time adapting to the new ways. Everything that's new gets them confused; we can't just give them the technology.

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