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June 14, 2021
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Making A Living Selling Strawberries on the Highway

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Strawberries are one of the most delicious fruits often seen as a luxury to most Papua New Guineans.

But the tasty fruit has been grown in the highlands region of Papua New Guinea lucratively by some hard-working farmers and has become a steady source of income.

Rebecca Andrew from Daunanda in the Daulo district is one such farmer.

Strawberry Farmer, Rebecca Andrew.

The mother of four makes earns meet by selling strawberries along the highway.

She explains how she and other farmers grows these roadside delicacy:

“We prepare the soil and then the seeds are planted.

We clean and weed the area and when it is ready, we harvest it and sell.” says Rebecca.

She added they don’t use any chemicals.

It is a lucrative business and requires hardwork but it pays off.

For Rebecca, it is a hustle trying to take her strawberries to the big markets. But selling them closer to home still brings in the bucks to buy necessities like oil, soap, etc…

She said she can make up to K100 a day.

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