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Remove Complaints, Work Hard Key: Vendor

  A Balenabelo villager and corn vendor said yesterday the key to her success in selling was to put away complaints and work with what you have. “We can achieve a
07 Jan 2017 11:00
Remove Complaints, Work Hard Key: Vendor
From left: Teresia Seinicago (55) and her helping hand, Lusia Natiri at their stall in Malevu. Photo:ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN

 

A Balenabelo villager and corn vendor said yesterday the key to her success in selling was to put away complaints and work with what you have.

“We can achieve a successful living if we put our complaints away and work peacefully with what we have,” said 55-year-old Teresia Seinicago.

Ms Seinicago has been selling freshly boiled corn at the Malevu Village junction along the Queens Highway along the popular Coral Coast drive for over a decade.

Ms Seinicago has been always positive about her small business by the road and joyfully sells what her spouse, who is a farmer produces from the village farm that has been the family’s main source of income.

But just like other businesses in towns and cities, Ms Seinicago has a lot of competition along the roadside from the Malevu villagers.

“I love to do what I do at this beautiful place and it has been a long time now,” Ms Seinicago said.

“I come to sell sila (corn) from my stall six days in a week and it gives me good income too.”

She said the only source of income for her family of nine was a popular stop for travelers to enjoy freshly boiled and hot corns from her stall.

“The earnings from here is good and I have a helping hand with me plus it’s never boring,” she said.

“My husband does the farming part and I do the selling.

“Whatever is in season and has yielded on our farms is sold from my stall.”

Apart from corn, she sells watermelons, eggplants, chillies, sweet potatoes and other crops.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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