After the confirmation of the first cases of COVID19, the Argentine government immediately imposed "preventive and compulsory social isolation". Most of the cases, that are still increasing, are registered in the Province of Buenos Aires. Other outbreaks in the provincial capitals of Cordoba and Santa Fe (Rosario). The beginning of winter season accompanies the progressive worsening of health situation, while argentine economy couldn´t stand pressing creditors. On may 22 the country was declared in technical default for the 9th time in 30 years.
Poverty and basic needs are increasing in every province and the lockdown hasn’t permitted women to carry on their enterprise. Since a week the situation has change and they managed to start working again. Its been a very hard time, President Alberto Fernández declared the total closure of the incoming borders, closure of the schools, cancellation of all public and private events, closure of public offices, saving lives but leavening hundreds of thousands people without work, starting for informal workers that represent almost the 50% of the workforce.
The group decide to respond to this emergency by producing new foodstuffs, like bread and cookies. They received new equipment, and they also decide to start to sew protective antivirus masks to sell them at an affordable price to their neighbors and communities, since the few local distributors take advantage of the closure of the village and to raise up prices.
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