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Esther Cruz Cruz works in the maguey fields surrounding her house. Esther's five brothers emigrated to the United States, leaving her to cultivate the land and run the household. Esther is also a seamstress, runs a paper store, leads a womenâ€™s group and cares for her elderly parents. Ester says she never wants to marry because she enjoys the freedom of being single. Emigration is empowering women to work outside of the home, thereby changing women's social, political and economic aspirations.