A 116 year-old Filomena Taipe Mendoza claimed to be world’s oldest woman title from the Peru with her identity to prove it.
Filomena Taipe Mendoza, who lives in extreme poverty in the Andes in Peru, tells her daily challenges she faces in her day to day life.
Misao Okawa, who was believed to be the world’s oldest person, according to Guinness World Records and the US-based Gerontology Research Group, The Peruvian Who was born on December 20, 1987 makes her three-months older than Misao Okawa of Japan.
The Ministry of Development of Peru gave her identity car which shows Mrs Mendoza the date of birth.
The Peruvian living Taipe Mendoza said “My secret to longevity is a natural diet: i always ate potatoes, goat meat, sheep milk, goat cheese and beans.”
“Everything I cook comes from my garden. I never had canned soft drinks.
“I had a very hard life, I was very a young widow with nine dependent children and I worked hard to raise them. Only three of them are alive.” “I wish I still had teeth,” she further adds.
She has 12 children, 25 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
Filomena Taipe Mendoza, receives 250 Soles ($A 97.38) as a pension every month and free medical care.
If the facts are true, Taipe Mendoza has joined an elite group of those aged over 110, which has 74 verified members around the world – only four of them who are male.