Los Mochis, Sinaloa. – Despite the city of Los Mochis recording high temperatures, they are no deterrent. Jesse Walk the streets carrying some cardboard boxes with strawberries and blueberries.
just like the dozens of people who dedicate themselves travel tradeIsai Cabral for over 15 years Dedicated to the sale of seasonal fruits,
Originally from the town of Los Mochis, he is the father of a family that has to sell their produce outside their home to make a living, as they are financially dependent on it.
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“Right now I am selling strawberries and blueberries, but I will start selling melons, later it will be grapes and that is how I am selling seasonally,” he insisted.
Mr. Isai admits that sales are regular at present, but at the end of the day he makes a profit for household expenses, although sometimes he finds himself in complicated situations, as sales are not always good.
“In commerce, as in many other businesses, we struggle, all street or fixed merchants are in the same position, selling is difficult, so we must have a good attitude to perform well,” he emphasized.
Similarly, Isai explains that he tries to sell all the fruits he brings with him, but sometimes he works only eight hours a day and even if he doesn’t manage to sell all the produce, he still has to go home. because he has other obligations to participate in.
“Yes, I try to sell all fruits, because when water, electricity, other expenses have to be paid, we have to get money, it’s not always possible, but we try to keep money. So that there is no shortage in the house, well, as they say, the children ask, they do not see whether there is or not”, he insisted.
The trader said that the profit margin from the sale of fruits is not huge, especially because there is a lot of competition, there are many people who lost their jobs during the pandemic and had to venture into informal commerce and there are fruit sellers in every corner.
“Luckily everyone has customers, it’s true, we have many street vendors, but luckily we get sales, it takes longer, but at the end of the day we sell our goods,” he insisted. .
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Isai explained that he started his business with his own resources, initially, he struggled to invest, but gradually he saw a way to recover his money, in the same job he had been in for 15 years. Know how to sell, how much to invest and how much to buy
“At the end of the day, it’s not bad that there are other fruit merchants, because the cake is big and you have to deliver it, you don’t have to be selfish,” he said.
Street vendors in Isai, Los Mochiso