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Flaps, for everyone

Elida Melo lives on May 2. He made and gave away 100 flaps for his neighbors. We tell you about their solidarity action.

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The  2 de Mayo neighborhood is one of the most needy settlements  in the city of  Neuquén . At her house, Elida has a kiosk. From there he shipped goods for the people of the neighborhood,  his neighbors , and manages to sustain his economy in these difficult times.

She noted that, despite the recommendations of the health authorities,  most of her clients were not wearing  barbijo  or flumbas . As the  COVID-19  epidemic progressed,  this began to alarm it increasingly . For that reason, he began to make and give these items to his neighbors in the neighborhood.

 The importance of these elements 

These articles allow  people to protect themselves  and, in turn, reduce the spread of the coronavirus. It is important that the beards fit well but comfortably against the nasal bridge and the side of the face.  Its use  is complemented by social distancing and personal hygiene.

 Since 13 April, the use of flaps and  barbijos  has been compulsory in Neuquén and those who do not obey it have been fined . Except, of course, from people with problems with breathing, people who can not remove the item without help, and children under 2 years.

Elida gave away about 100 caps.  He says it wasn't because he didn't have the resources or the ability to do them . This  solidarity neighbor  does not lose opportunity to help the neighbors. She also cooks and gives home breads and her husband has organized a barbecue for the kids in the neighborhood.

His life is not easy. Elida has a lot of health problems, so she needs to be taken care of. Her husband Osvaldo, a construction worker,  is standing for the moment until he calls him the company again .  His son William has cerebral palsy , while his daughter Jackelin helps her with work and home. In this context,  Elida is an example of strength and generosity .


 We suggest you continue reading the following notes: 

Mafalda TapabocaMafalda, Susanita and Manolito, with “flaps”
Reinventarse para sobrevivirReinvent yourself to survive

Publication Date: 10/05/2020

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