Rain or shine, Andy Allan Seala from the village of Se’ese’e goes to work.
Aged 30, Andy works at his plantation and sells banana at a market beside his house.
He said his mother thinks he works too hard.
But when you have love in your heart, nothing is ever hard.
“None of my family holds a steady job,” Andy told the Village Voice.
“My mother always tells me not to work too hard because my right eye is still hurting but I am so used to this. I have been doing this for so long and I can’t just sit at home and do nothing.
“This is where my family especially my mother eats from, and how I earn money to support my siblings. So I come to sell some bananas and grow more on our land for money.”
Andy says that although he earns enough from what he’s doing, you can never get enough money.
“The reason why I want to work is to look for money for my family,” he said.
“I work in the sun and heavy rainfall because I don’t want my mom to ask me for money on the next day but there’s nothing.
“I’m the only one to have at least a job to help out, and the money I earn goes towards a lot of things, but the one priority is my mother.”
Just last week Saturday Andy found out another way of making money.
“Some tourists who here for Independences stopped by here and asked who owns the land.
“And when I said that it’s mine they asked if they could buy tamaligi plants from me.
“They took it for $50 a plant which shocked me because money is everywhere.
“This is also why I’m still at work this hour because I want to grow more and more tamaligi for our tourists to buy.”
Andy went on to say that the work he does is great because it gets the family money every day.
Andy can be contacted on 7713567 if you need someone to clean your land and do other jobs.