“I bought the apartment in Cali with the prize money” Nobel Prize for Environment, Francia Márquez responds

Francia Márquez clarified that “it is not true that it has two apartments, but that the apartment has a garage and has individual deeds.”

Francia Márquez decided to respond to the indications that she would be receiving a subsidy, having properties in Cali, “until 2018 it rained in my grandmother’s house and we had leaks,” she explained.

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According to Francia Márquez, before winning the GoldmanNobel Prize for the Environment, the government had not helped her to improve her house, despite the fact that her social and environmental activism in her municipality, Suárez, Cauca, was already known. , if you applied to receive a subsidy when you still lived at your grandmother’s house.

«Until 2018 the house where we lived was my grandmother’s house, and it had leaks. The roof was broken », she explained in a video.

“My mom put pots every night so we wouldn’t get wet (for leaks),” she said.

He clarified that “it is not true that it has two apartments, but rather that the apartment has a garage and has individual deeds.”

Indeed, among the documents that have been published on social networks, they indicate that he has apartments, parking, a business and other properties.

Márquez, Gustavo Petro’s vice-presidential formula for the Historical Pact, criticized that until she won the award for her fight for the environment, the government did not help her so that she could have “a decent house.”

The Goldman won it in April 2018, in addition to the statuette, international recognition, he also took several million pesos.

Born in 1982, in the village of Yolombó, belonging to the village of La Toma, she even had to leave her region and her mother’s house, due to threats, a house that she was also able to fix with the prize money.

In the midst of those resources that she received and that she is now a candidate and has gained so much political relevance and is touring the country, it has led to speculation about her assets, income and the state aid she receives.

Attorney Márquez is currently not employed, neither public nor private, she receives Solidarity Income.

“I didn’t ask for it”

At some point, Francia Márquez explained on Blu Radio that she never requested to be given a Solidarity Income subsidy in the midst of the pandemic.

He explained that he never stood in line to claim it, but that it was deposited in his account through the Banco Agrario.

She explained that they gave it to her because that threw her Sisbén (III), to which she is still affiliated.

And although he said he didn’t ask for it, he did use them. «I deserve it like any Colombian, because I have not been a rich woman and I have never said so. I have been an impoverished woman, who alone has raised my children like many women heads of households.

Regarding his situation, Social Property asked him to update his information, since now it seems that he is in a different condition, it is not clear if his apartment in the south of the city in a stratum 4 area was evaluated.

And it is that the more than 4 million pesos that he has received since Solidarity Income began due to the pandemic, he does comply according to his data in Sisbén.

“According to the program’s operating manual, to date, Mrs. Márquez’s home does not fit into any of the grounds for exclusion, for which she continues to be an active beneficiary of the program,” explained from the entity.

Many, taking advantage of the electoral situation, have claimed him for not having reported that he received that state support.

Francia Márquez is the leader who left her community in Cauca due to threats, won an environmental Nobel Prize that earned her national and international recognition, and who broke out as a political phenomenon on March 13 in the inter-party consultation.

Now one of the country’s leading political figures.

“A political phenomenon”, praise for Francia Márquez and her almost 800 thousand votes

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“I bought the apartment in Cali with the prize money” Nobel Prize for Environment, Francia Márquez responds