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Students Shops For Groceries

Students Shops For Groceries
Ateca Raisamu (left) and Ruci Vakamino doing her monthly shopping at MHCC supermarket, Suva on July 12, 2017. Photos: Taraivini Seru
July 14
11:00 2017

As the semester begins again for university students, those living at the hostels have to pay for their own food.

For Ateca Raisamu a third year student at the University of the South Pacific (USP) and lives in at the hostel, she uses her monthly allowance top buy her groceries supply for a month.

Fiji Sun caught up with Ms Raisamu, a third year student majoring electrical and electronics student at Morris Hedstrom City Centre (MHCC) doing her groceries shopping.

According to Ms Raisamu there are restaurants at USP but they had to pay to eat.

She said at USP they were given an allowance of $250 a month and she used that for her groceries.

Ms Raisamu shops at MHCC because of the prices are affordable and the shopping atmosphere is very good.

“I chose to shop here at Morris Hedstrom City Centre (MHCC) because of their prices and cleanliness of the supermarket,” she said.

She said before going out for her shopping trip, she usually prepared her list to fit her $250 budget.

“I usually use my mother’s shopping tips when I usually accompany her to shop in Lautoka and her advice is to buy groceries that are really needed.”

For Ms Raisamu she buys basic food she needs for everyday namely, skipper tuna, noodles, milo, weet bix, Rewa butter, corned beef, milk and so forth.

“I buy my groceries supplies for a month.”

When shopping, she said she always makes sure to check the expiry date of all the tinned stuff she buys as it is one of the things she eats daily.

In the weekends, she cooks chicken curry given that it is easy to make and delicious to eat.

“I enjoy making chicken curry as the ingredients are cheap to buy and easy to cook,” she added.

Her advice to other tertiary students living away from home is the importance of a living within their budget and eating healthy.

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