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Mother of five content with what she makes

Watching vendors go about their business fascinated Lozrin Singh of Burerua Village in Tailevu. The mother of five, 10 years ago made the decision to sell at the Suva Municipal
21 Sep 2018 11:00
Mother of five content with what she makes
Lozrin Singh with her produce at Suva market on September 17, 2018.

Watching vendors go about their business fascinated Lozrin Singh of Burerua Village in Tailevu.

The mother of five, 10 years ago made the decision to sell at the Suva Municipal market.

Ms Singh, 52 sells vegetables, root crops herbal oil and soap. She has no regrets in making that decision to become a market vendor.

“As a marker vendor I make $75 to $100 per week,” Ms Singh said.

“Looking after five children in this modern world of challenges is not easy,” Ms Singh said.

“Living in the city, money talks, we need to pay electricity, water, rent and food,” she said.

“However, I have seen that I am able to save some money apart from catering normal expenses and this makes me happy.”

Talking about her supply, she buys vegetables from Sigatoka and Naitasiri farmers who arrive at the market early mornings.

A relative supplies her herbal oil and soap.

She said right now tomatoes, ginger and pawpaw were in high supply and cheaper compared to other vegetables.

With a New Zealand University Entrance pass Ms Singh said women need not be disheartened if they can’t find employment.

“Of course selling and moving around since morning to afternoon, six days in a week is not easy but earning a honest living from sweat and hard work surely give great satisfaction,” she said.

“Like any other business we have to love what we are doing, everything depends on the seller on how they promote their produce.

“We should remain strong and willing to embrace challenges and overcome obstacles.”

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