‘A more human LinkedIn’: Spain media project helping Covid jobless
The Covid crisis came scything through Alejandro’s* life with a speed, ferocity and vindictive thoroughness that stuns him to this day. Almost overnight, the widowed craftsman’s business supplying leather pieces to shops, markets and the military folded, his meagre savings gave out, his father died from coronavirus, the electricity was cut off and he found himself relying on food banks to feed himself and his teenage daughter.
“Things were hard before the pandemic,” he says. “But if you’d told me one day that everything that’s happened to me would happen to me, I’d never have believed you.
“I started skipping meals so that I could feed my daughter properly. I lost 12 kilos through nerves, not eating and not sleeping. I used to lie and tell her I wasn’t hungry …
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