Each day, just before 3pm, Feby Cachero Baguisa steps out of her Deira apartment, pulling a red wagon behind her laden with food.
She takes a seat in the shade nearby, outside the Patchi Building on Al Muraqabat Street, and lays out a cardboard sign that reads in simple, black capital letters: “Free!!! Food for everyone.”
It’s hovering around 35 degrees Celsius. She’s dressed in a simple pink t-shirt, black pants and a mask and gloves.
People arrive in droves. They’re mostly from Pakistan, the Philippines and India. They queue for a container full of chicken and rice, one of about 150 meals Baguisa has been up since 3am preparing.