24/11/2020

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The car that cares

Selling flowers out of her VW Beetle helps Rio woman survive COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO — You are not able to overlook the inexperienced 1969 Volkswagen Beetle...

RIO DE JANEIRO — You are not able to overlook the inexperienced 1969 Volkswagen Beetle parked at the corner, orchids and ferns crowding its open up bonnet, sunflowers sticking out of home windows, potted plants on the roof.

Turning her auto into a flower store was Valcineia Machado’s survival approach right after her enterprise collapsed in the COVID-19 pandemic, and she is has come to be a strike in Rio’s Copacabana seashore district.

At 51, she has reinvented herself, relocating from genuine estate to providing roses and other flower on a occupied corner.

“I experienced no money at all to pay out the hire, so I started to imagine what I could do to endure,” she said, inserting a sunflower pot on the sidewalk.

And it really is going effectively. In the initial 3 times she made more than enough to include 1-third of the charge of obtaining the Beetle, and she says she has come to be the converse of the neighborhood.

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