goodmorningpapua.com – Sesilia Jikwa, a second grader at the Kampung Baru Elementary School, Merauke, assits her mother sell potatoes, carrots and taro every day at the exit area of the Bank Papua Merauke Branch. On the porch of one of the buildings occupied by the security guard, Sesilia sat while guarding some of her goods which had been packed in plastic bags.
Bank Papua customers who go in and out, must see the little child. Jubi also took the time to visit Sesilia and buy carrots, which were sold for Rp. 230 thousand per bag. There were only three bags of carrots and potatoes left, because other goods had already been sold.
Sesilia admitted that every morning she and her mother take a taxi from the house behind the Mini Maro Stadium to the Merauke Branch of Bank Papua, which is located on Jalan Manddala. Her mother continued to sell around on foot, while he was selling in the area.
She admitted that he had been helping his mother sell for a long time. “Yes, I happened to be on vacation and was only given homework from school. I have a lot of free time, so I help sell,” she said. “I sell several types of necessities such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, and carrots. Sometimes (trade) runs out, but sometimes it doesn’t. It can’t be helped, I’m grateful that everything is sold,” she added.
Theresia (45), a citizen who happens to be dealing at Bank Papua, admitted that she often saw the child selling and she often bought carrots and sweet potatoes. “Almost every day I see this child selling here. A number of mothers often buy carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes that Sesilia sells.