This lady ran a Guatemalan restaurant in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood … with the help of her daughter. I stopped into the restaurant on a cold day to change rolls of film. The mother who barely spoke English invited me to take some pictures of her and her daughter preparing food. The restaurant was not busy at the time, so they insisted I sit down and have some empanadas with them. During the four years that I photographed in Uptown, I was constantly amazed at how generous the people were who had so little to give.