Kohima, November 14 (NE): International Street Vendors Day is being observed in Nagaland today (November 14, 2019), Organized by Self Employed Women’s Association, supported by North East Network.
SEWA is observing this event in three districts of Nagaland – Phek, Dimapur and Kohima.
In kohima, the vendors organised a sales under SEWA at PHQ junction Kohima, you could find varieties of vegetables,fruits, clothes, painting and even flowers from the local market. All the women vendors are enthusiastic and energetic in attending the customers, answering their questions and going through hard negotiations, not forgetting that their family awaits at home, and this is their livelihood with which they support the family by earning through daily sales sitting under the scorching sun and dust from the streets. An encouraging scene to go on, even though life seems hard they show real courage by giving their best at what they can do.
Speaking to NagalandExpress, Dolly Wotsa, Program Associate, North East Network said, Self Employed Women’s Association is a union of unorganized women workers in the informal sector who are engaged in various unorganized trades (Micro, small) employed either by Self or under a temporary employer, giving service to public to earn a livelihood to support their family. Currently SEWA have 15 Lacs members from 16 states in India.
SEWA Nagaland was started in 2013 with the support of North East Network, and has more than 3211 registered members from Phek, Dimapur, Kohima, Tuensang and Mokokchung districts of Nagaland as in May 2019, said Program Associate, NEN.