Pregnant venezuelan women worked between 18 and 20 hours in Peru

(AVN) – Between 18 and 20 hours a day worked Anys Durán, a Venezuelan who emigrated to Peru looking for better opportunities, but what she found was an adverse reality, of labour exploitation.

This young woman was one of the 89 people who on August 28th returned to their homeland on flight 6051, thanks to the support of the National Government that promotes the (Return to the Homeland) Plan.

Durán narrated in an interview with the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN), that she could not see the time to return to her country, and described the abuse she suffered in the first five months of her pregnancy. “The treatment at first was ugly because they demanded, they demanded and they did not pay well, they treated badly, they did not give good food,” she said.

She took the initiative to emigrate because a group of friends, who were planning her trip to Peru, encouraged her to leave with them, “because supposedly the economy in that country was fine and the money was going to reach me”.

However, since she arrived, it was difficult for her, the Peruvians began to treat her badly, and offend her.

Durán first arrived in Lima, capital of the Inca Country, where she spent two months working in a car wash that paid her less than minimum wage established in that country and worked 12 hours a day.
Later, she went to the Jungle in Uchiza, where she worked in a restaurant that exploited her for work. “I worked from 18 to 20 hours, depending on the movement in the restaurant because the man did not want to close, he wanted us to be working all the time.”

“The first week he told us that this first week the sales were low and he did not have to pay us, the second week he told us that all the money had been invested, that next time he paid us better, then, in the end with so many discussions and so many problems that were inside the restaurant he left us with 180 soles and I had no more ”
In Venezuela, the Organic Law of Labor, Workers and Workers (LOTTT) grants benefits to women who are in a state of gestation.

A month after working at the restaurant, she returned to Lima where she began working as a nanny and selling on the street: pump, coffee and chocolate, to collect some money and return to Venezuela.

She was going to be four months pregnant when she made the decision to go to the Venezuelan Embassy in Peru to ask for help to be repatriated as soon as possible. “When they told me they would do everything possible to let me get on the plane, it was huge emotion, I had no words to thank the embassy” she recalled.

When asked if she would travel to Peru again, she stated in a very strong way: “No, I would not go back there,” and added that she regrets having left her country because of the promise of a stable economy, when what she abandoned in the Homeland of Bolívar was a “paradise”.