She has called the Delta of Mississippi her home her entire life. She, like many residents, like the slower pace of life compared to larger cities. However, she confirmed that jobs are scarce.
As far as change of the years, she said little is different. Farm jobs were lost years ago with new technology. Retail stores are scarce along with restaurants these days.
An article about the Delta in The Economist stated (2013):
“You can’t out-poor the Delta,” says Christopher Masingill, joint head of the Delta Regional Authority, a development agency. In parts of it, he says, people have a lower life expectancy than in Tanzania; other areas do not yet have proper sanitation.