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Coffin-makers booming as Peru coronavirus deaths soar

Jun 04, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
The pandemic has left the dreams of many Peruvian small businesses in tatters, but coffin making and funeral services are flourishing, using Venezuelan labour for work Peruvians refuse to do.

A JOB NO ONE WANTS. Roberto Gonzalez, the owner of the private Piedrangel facility, is full of praise for his Venezuelan workers.

"Ninety per cent of the work of collecting corpses for crematoriums is done by Venezuelans," Gonzalez said.

"Our Peruvian workers didn't want the work of carrying bodies, out of fear. The most seasoned workers are Venezuelans. They have not run away."

In addition to the 21 removers, other Venezuelan workers operate the ovens at the crematorium.