The spread of the Coronavirus has disrupted the lives of millions of people and affected the economy of several countries, with Peru being one of the most impacted in Latin America. The story of a street vendor represents a difficult reality for many. The situation of informal workers is increasingly complex, everyone is doing their best to survive day after day, as is the case of this woman. Her story was publicized on social media through of images where she appears enduring the low temperatures in the warm company of a stray dog. The woman was outside the Parque Industrial train station, in the Villa Salvador district, in Lima, and Sarisha Sarangi was the one who shared her situation on Facebook.In the post she wrote:
“A tough quarantine for both of us. This lady, a street vendor who arrives early at the Parque Industrial train station in Villa el Salvador, sometimes doesn’t eat. However, her close friend, a stray dog, is still by her side. She accepts pieces of bread. The quarantine brought them together.”
After their post went viral, some people showed up to help them – the dog was located and is now safely in the care of the Station Warrant Officer.
His name is now “Pepe” and he has proven to be very loving and friendly towards everyone.
According to an update from Sarisha Sarangi, the saleswoman was also found by the Warrant Officer and the image taken shows her happiness upon discovering that several people were sending help.
Dogs have always been characterized by being faithful to the people they love and Pepe demonstrated this, expressing his selfless love. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3425061547546028&set=a.3418419364876913&type=3. the woman is a test of courage and perseverance who represents thousands of Peruvians who, faced with difficult situations, continue to do their best to survive.