Conquering COVID-19: A Painful Decision - The Philippines
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.
Rhea, manager at Uniquease
Jaysir, a chef of Uniquease
Nakamura Yachiyo, who is instructing her staff members
The exterior of Restaurant Uniquease