The Wider Image: Venezuelan mothers, children in tow, rush to migrate
Venezuelan migrant Suramay Farias, 47, poses for a picture with her daughter Franchesca, 8, while they wait to process their documents at the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border service centre, before continuing their journey to Chiclayo, on the outskirts of Tumbes, Peru, June 16, 2019. Suramay had never thought about travelling, much less leaving the country, but worried about the future of her youngest daughter and decided to go to Peru where her other children have been living for a year. "They told me, Mama, come here so you can give the girl a chance to have a better diet and a better life," Farias said. "She was in a private school but I had to take her out and put her in a public one close to our house, because if I paid for her school and transportation, I wouldn't have had enough to feed her. I preferred to have her in a public school and at least give her an arepa with butter," she said. "This is very hard because I left my mother, I left my husband, but I have my children here. This is not what I wanted. I would like to have my children in Venezuela". "I love my country, but with the circumstance that we have there, we have to migrate." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "MOTHERS REFUGEE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.