28m 00s
Conquering COVID-19: A Painful Decision - The Philippines
Side by Side
28m 00s

Broadcast on October 14, 2020
Available until October 14, 2021

Uniquease, a restaurant in a disadvantaged area of Manila, has employed over 70 troubled youths and taught them to cook and serve. Founded in 2010 by Nakamura Yachiyo, business at the restaurant had been growing steadily until the novel coronavirus pandemic, which forced Nakamura to downsize to focus on takeout and delivery. We first visited Nakamura in 2016. 4 years later, she and her staff are battling the turbulent winds of a pandemic on their quest to break the chains of poverty.