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Watch | 90-year-old grandmother cycles to town to sell eggs

Sep 12, 2016 13:12 IST
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Ninety-year-old, Elena Galvez pedals hundreds of kilometres every week to sell her hen’s eggs in town to scrape a living. She lives alone with her hens in the dusty rural suburb of Cerrillos. With poverty rife in the neighbourhood, she collects eggs and whatever she can muster from her four cows and calf to sell in town. This grandmother’s mode of transport is her sturdy old bike, which she has been using since she was 47 years old. Despite living alone, this humble grandmother counts her neighbours as family. In turn, she is loved amongst locals who see her as an example for others.