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COVID-19: Vendor Grateful To Government For Mini-Market Set Up

The 20-year-old from Tavakubu was the lone vendor at the mini-market that was set up at the Providing Young Generation Movement in Every Society (PYGMIES) multipurpose court.
06 Apr 2020 12:55
COVID-19: Vendor Grateful To Government For Mini-Market Set Up
Vendor Losalini Sigakalele with her niece, Debora Sigakalele, at the mini-market in Tavakubu, Lautoka, on April 4, 2020. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

While many market vendors living in different areas in Lautoka still make their way to the Lautoka Market, Losalini Sigakalele on Saturday, thought to make use of the mini-market initiative.

The 20-year-old from Tavakubu was the lone vendor at the mini-market that was set up at the Providing Young Generation Movement in Every Society (PYGMIES) multipurpose court.

Other mini-markets in Lautoka are at the Field 40 grounds, Churchill Park, Kamikamica Park, Lautoka Market, Saweni and the Drasa Vitogo grounds. Other mini markets that were set up are empty.

Ms Sigakalele was selling three coconuts for $2.

“The coconuts were brought in by my family from Yasawa and we decided to sell some of them to earn some income for our family here,” she said.

“At least we get to make use of the mini-market provided by Government and it is of great help to us and the other residents here.”

Ms Sigakalele said she was grateful to have a few customers buy coconuts from her in the mornings.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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