18 Sep 2020

Grandmother risks own health to feed poor in Covid-hit Peru

Latin America Correspondent

Peru locked down hard and early, but now it’s battling one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world with their president declaring it “a war”.

For the country’s poor, the impact of the virus is posing an even greater threat, especially for the millions of people working in the informal economy whose livelihoods have all but dried up.

But one grandmother has taken on the challenge, risking her own health to feed hundreds of her neighbours who simply can not afford to eat.