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Widow Draws More From Selling at Market

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

 

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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