Five minutes for 2 Soles (40 pence)
Of course I could walk the 20 minutes to the Hospital Diospi Suyana. But laziness gets the better of me. And the motos, these agile motorcycles with a small passenger cell, are extremely cheap. Meanwhile there are more 180 of these in Curahuasi. But that does not mean that the 180 drivers have a valid license.
The music coming from the radio sounds good and I know the voice of the radio speaker very well. On the display I see the frequency 103.7FM, Radio Diospi Suyana. I wonder how many taxi drivers in South Peru have tuned into our programme: hundreds or even thousands? Through our frequencies nearly 30% of the population of the Southern States of Apurímac, Cusco, Puno and Madre de Dios can tune into our programmes 24/7.
Between two moving songs I again hear Martin Sanchez’ voice: “If we are in personal difficulties do we know where we can go for help?” He does not even need to give the answer, since the name Diospi Suyana states it clearly: “We trust in God!”