lady in the street

by sunluver, Thursday, March 10, 2011, 07:34 (3140 days ago)

There is a woman living in boxes on the street where the bus comes into Zihua from Ixtapa. We have been here for 2 1/2 months now and she is there everyday. Is there no help for this poor woman?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 10, 2011, 08:41 (3140 days ago) @ sunluver

You're welcome to adopt her. The city's services are already overtaxed. Yet folks keep showing up in our streets and on our beaches, especially after a tourist season we notice folks who seem to have either been left behind or simply decided that here is where they choose to remain. Granted, our streets are much warmer during this time of year than those in the sierra or altiplano.

From what I understand, she's already been in and out of the public social services system for folks like her, and she appears to prefer doing what she's doing. Our social services can't hold her against her will. She's made the papers on more than one occasion.

So has the woman who hobbles around with a bandaged leg begging for "una money". She comes all the way from her cozy home in Petatlán, manages to walk all over town harassing everyone who looks like a foreigner, but refuses to work no matter how simple. She's an outright fraud and I hope none of you encourage her by giving her "una money".

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by sunluver, Thursday, March 10, 2011, 08:50 (3140 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank you for the information. I have also seen the woman with the bandaged leg on the bus but a kind Mexican gentleman next to me also said she is a fraud and not to give her money. It's sad that we can't differentiate between those who really need a helping hand and those who are greedy.

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by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Thursday, March 10, 2011, 10:08 (3139 days ago) @ sunluver

The lady with the bandage on her leg has been at this "job" for the last probably 20 years. She must do well as she is still at it. She gets nothing from me or anyone I can tell what a fraud she is.

The lady on the street. I doubt she is dangerous (only to herself) but she screams and gets very agitated if you try and talk to her. There are certainly people you can not help. Occasionally I have seen the city police watching her so they are well aware of her.

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by mexicalirose, Thursday, March 10, 2011, 13:20 (3139 days ago) @ sunluver

One day Guadalupe (the lady with the bandaged leg ) approached me for money. Since I am a nurse I asked if she would please show me her wound (for I had heard that there was no wound ). She promptly unwrapped her leg and indeed there was a very large, deep and horrible ulcer.I suspect that one day it will indeed kill her.We spoke about getting it attended to. Once she knew me she stopped asking me for money but always stops to talk .

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by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Thursday, March 10, 2011, 15:45 (3139 days ago) @ sunluver

I just recieved a private e-mail saying SALUD has been notified about lady in the street they will help her. Hope that is correct.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 10, 2011, 18:25 (3139 days ago) @ LadyM in Zihua

Gee, since she's been there OVER A YEAR you'd think they just might have noticed her before now, but let's give them the benefit of the doubt.

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by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Thursday, March 10, 2011, 21:10 (3139 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I agree. I noticed her a long time ago. Hopefully if she wants help she can get some.

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