Rafaela Obregón Patiño – FENATSEA, Costa Rica

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Something that we street vendors have achieved is the Law 6587. Granted by the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica, Article 1 decrees that the Municipalities will grant licenses for street and stationary sellers on public roads, they will not be able to establish prohibited areas in commercial areas, i commercial places, this takes over main streets, churches, municipal building, sleeping in the streets, eating roosters, leaving our children in the care of relatives or friends, we are working so that the government grants Social Security, establish a non-contributory pension for older adult women, we are fighting to get that help. And all vendors throughout the country are protected by this law and the Municipalities are obliged to locate them

I don’t consider myself to be super powerful, I only help do justice for those of us who want to work honestly.