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Widow Draws More From Selling at Market

Widow Draws More From Selling at Market
Parbha Kumari at her stall in Nabua on August 29, 2018. Photo: Shirika Shalini
August 31
11:00 2018


Selling vegetables at the market has more than one advantage so says widow Parbha Kumari.

It is because apart from making money every day you also get to meet a lot of people, you are not idle and moving around keeps you healthy.

Ms Kumari’s husband passed away eight years ago.

“It was not easy when my husband passed away, I struggled as there was no regular source of income,” Ms Kumari said.

“I did all sorts for work from clean­ing houses, baby-sitting and selling sweets to earn money so that I can survive,” she said.

“I did not want to rely on my chil­dren as they have families of their own.

“I started with $5 a week working in houses, made sweets and looked after babies so that I could get some money.

“I now get $10 per day for selling vegetables and through this I can be active rather than being idle when staying home.”

She now has a spot at the Nabua Market (beside Rajendras Supermar­ket) selling vegetables.

“This is my nephew’s stall I come here sometimes to sell to get money for my living,” she said.

“The last five years I started here and I am enjoying every moment here.”

The 66-year-old widow from Muani­weni Village in Sawani said the best part of being a vendor is meeting new people every day.

“My son is supporting me financial­ly; my selling vegetables is my extra income. The money I earn here I buy my medicine.

“I sell varieties of vegetables and fruits that are in season.”

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