What is the reality of women’s experiences in the Texas economy?
This is a report produced by Texas Women’s Foundation to explore Texas women’s economic opportunity.
Medicina & Medicare
EL PASO – Maria Luisa Hernandez, 66, ha vivido en la frontera entre Texas y México confiando en remedios caseros y medicamentos mexicanos. Los gastos caros y papeleo extenso del seguro de salud estadounidense la desalentaba de tener cobertura hasta que se retiró por razones médicas y más tarde calificó para Medicare. Read the Transcript
Love Your Neighbor
DALLAS — Serena Smuckers, 59, lives on a fixed income and struggles with finding affordable housing due to rising apartment costs. In pinching pennies, she became a full-time caregiver for a medically fragile stranger she found online in exchange for a roof over her head. Read the Transcript
It Takes A Village
DALLAS — Ashley Walker, 36, is a working mother who has six children enrolled in free after-school programs. She sees how community after-school programs strengthen child development, support parents’ careers and lift families out of poverty. Read the Transcript
Early College, Early Opportunities
HOUSTON — Shahad Alfartosy, 20, lived her childhood in an Iraqi war zone with an unstable academic environment, so her family came to the U.S. as refugees. She completed 60 college credit hours while in high school, earning access to competitive medical programs earlier than she expected. Read the Transcript