Woman pos­i­tive of mar­ket prospect

Fiji Sun - - NATION - ILAIJIA RAVUWAI Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Pri­tika Payal is pos­i­tive of the prospect of what the new Laqere Mar­ket has in store for her fam­ily’s fu­ture.

The 27-year-old first time stall owner an­tic­i­pates that it will sta­bilise their fam­ily bud­get. Her hus­band is a taxi driver.

Ms Payal, along with other stall own­ers, was at the mar­ket yes­ter­day set­ting up and also mak­ing their first sale.

The Laqere Mar­ket is ex­pected to be opened to­day at 10am by the Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama.

“The stall fee is about $1.25 per day which is pretty cheap for ven­dors like me,” Ms Payal said.

“This op­por­tu­nity would re­ally ben­e­fit fam­i­lies who sell. I am hope­ful that I will make at least $200 per week.

“We re­cently bought a land and with this we hope to make more money, we are hope­ful to build our first home,” she added.

Ms Payal sells veg­eta­bles, chut­neys and tamarind mixes.

The mar­ket will have a butch­ery, hand­i­craft cen­tre, yaqona stalls, fruit and veg­eta­bles stalls.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar Mar­ket ven­dor Jy­otika Sharma with her two chil­dren, Nisikant and Nis­hant Singh set up her veg­etable stall at the new Laqere Mar­ket, which will be opened later to­day by Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama.

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