Tough life for street vendor

By Aruna Lolani ,

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GOOD BUSINESS AT CHAMP OF CHAMPS: Faifua Mose of Fasito’o-uta.

GOOD BUSINESS AT CHAMP OF CHAMPS: Faifua Mose of Fasito’o-uta. (Photo: Aruna Lolani)

Life is tough for Faifua Mose of Fasito’o uta.

The 31-year-old is a street vendor who sells bottles of water, cans of soft drinks and snacks.

He was busy selling his products at the Apia Park Stadium when the Village Voice approached him for an interview.

Faifua was quite happy with the crowd.

“This is a good day for me because of the many students and people that came together for the Champ of Champs,” he told the Village Voice.

Faifua was on his sixth round in selling off his drinks and snacks and he was really proud of it.

He has been a vendor for quite a while now and according to Faifua, this is the only job he has to earn a living.

“The cost of living is too much and I’m not going to lie and say that my job will always help me make that easier because sometimes it’s just a bad day for me because not that many people buy stuff.

“Normally I get about two hundred something in a week but when I get more than that then it’s a blessing.

“This is the only work that I have to support my family and my children, who are still in school.”

He is a father to three children.

“The cost of living is too much for me and people that are like me; you know those who are doing this kind of work but what can we do? We can only do our best to work hard because we all have families depending on us and the money we get from our work.

“That’s why despite the fact that this job is not like other jobs, it’s still a job to me and the least I could do is being thankful that I have this to support my family.

He went on “It’s enough for the meantime but hopefully things will get better for me and my family in the coming days.”

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