Mara Zobehida Fuentes

“I have very fond memories of my childhood in Guatemala, but my parents knew that coming to California was a better opportunity for me. I was nineteen years old when I immigrated here, and I was on my own for the first time in my life. At first, I felt really isolated because speaking English didn’t come easily to me. Even after I’d put down roots and settled, life still held a lot of surprises for me. Now, I feel like I’ve finally found home with the team at Morales Group.”

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Gina Cozzarelli

“You never know when things are going to change. After my husband passed, everything came crashing down. But I knew then that it was my turn to step up and take care of things on my own. I had our ten-year-old daughter to look after, and I was determined to do everything to help her, including leaving my home and making a new one here in Indiana where I knew we would have better opportunities.”

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Waleska Figueroa

“If you’re an immigrant and you don’t have friends or family to help you out, finding someone who will take the time to help you find a job is critical. I was grateful to find Morales Group and happy to discover a company with a strong Hispanic element. The diversity of the company was very appealing, and it gave me the opportunity to meet people from different cultures. It’s very gratifying to be able to help someone in need.”

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Tom Morales

“Although I had fought my heritage early in my life, I reached a point when I wanted to give back to the Hispanic community. Before my father passed away, he challenged me. He said, ‘You have got to give more than just money to churches and organizations. If there is something you can do—something you can start—you must follow your heart.’ I found my calling in listening to people’s stories and making a positive difference in their lives. That’s what Morales Group is all about.”

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Leticia Gonzalez

“I never did any of this for myself. I did it for my daughter. I’ve always said that life is like a marathon—sometimes it’s easy and sometimes you have to run the hills. Our family’s journey was a hard one. More than once, I thought about going back to Mexico. But at the end of the day, if you have the opportunity, you have to take it. We left everything looking for something better for our daughter, and now she is following her dreams.”

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Sangbiakthang “Sang” Zothang

“We were scared and alone and afraid. My dad had gone ahead the rest of our family, and for two years our only contact with him was by phone. We had no idea what to expect and very little control over our journey; but we knew that America held more opportunity, so we took the risk, and that made all the difference.”

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