21 March 2012
The StreetNet affiliate in Peru, the Departmental Federation of Street Vendors of Lima and Callao (FEDEVAL), has completed a broad consultation of street and market traders in 6 districts of Lima in order to develop the New Manifesto for self-employed traders. A survey was conducted in the districts of Carabayllo, Cercado de Lima, San Martin de Porres, Los Olivos, Ancon, and Puente Piedra. It was clear that the main issue which concern the traders is the lack of clarity over trading regulations, licenses and taxes. “These are issues which could be resolved by establishing a dialogue forum with the Municipality of Lima and by passing the draft Law on Self-Employed Workers. These are the two fundamental demands of FEDEVAL, and we hope that over the next months, there will be progress on both fronts,” explained Manuel Sulca Escalante, General Secretary of FEDEVAL in a recent conversation with StreetNet.