Vesta says it saddens her to see husband Teddie sitting in the same place “from morning to night”
Retired couple Teddie and Vesta always imagined they would live out their golden years with dignity.
He is 85, and served one company for 46 years as a cleaner, eventually rising to become a receptionist. Vesta says that rising inflation has robbed them both of a comfortable retirement.
A year ago Teddie's monthly pension was worth $80 (£66), it's now worth $10.
“I am saddened when I see my beloved sitting in that corner from morning to night,” Vesta tells the BBC.
“I would love to give him a banana, an orange or a cool drink. But we can't afford it. A banana costs $0.40.”
The signs of a failing economy are everywhere. Supermarket trolleys are hardly ever full these days and shoppers linger, contemplating their purchases.
The prices of basics like sugar and cooking oil have jumped by 200% in June, according to official statistics. So has healthcare.