This Picture and Story Of An Amputee Boy Who Sells Pure Water To Make A Living Will Challenge You And Your Business


According to pure water sellers in Lagos, most times, It takes about 6 hours to sell 20 Sachets of water which amounts to a total Of 200 Naira (less than 1 Dollar). 

From the 200 Naira, the Profit is only about 40 Naira as the sachet water sellers have to pay the wholesalers their money back as well as cover the price for ice block which was used to cool the water.

This statistics might be correct for those who are healthy, who have the ability to run after cars, buses on the highway. But for this young man who is an amputee, the statistics might not be true as he might not be able to make that much daily.


The long and short of it is that some of them make only N40 in 6 Hours of Hustling under the hot sun, risking their lives on major express roads and always at the mercy of the environmental protection board who whip them with cane when caught; burst their water sachets to the ground and fine them 5,000 Naira and above.


Despite his "pitiable" condition, this young man (in the picture above) choose to make 40 Naira in 6 Hours over crime, over begging, or self-pity.

The least you can do is to be kind to hawkers you see everyday. When next you are in traffic, patronize them, and if possible, give them money for not buying anything in particular. 

You might be saving a life.

The picture of the young man above has been going round social media with an effort to reach out to him. When I do, I will share with you all.

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