'Oldest' woman in Cuba celebrates her birthday
3 February 2012 Last updated at 11:07 GMT
As she was born in 1885, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez had to spend more than half her life without electricity or running water.
In the year of her birth Cuba was still a Spanish colony, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York harbour and the first automobile was patented.
Although her age has been verified by the Cuban government, she is not oficially considered to be the oldest woman in the world as her age has not been certified by Guinness World Records.
David Cuen reports.