Purchase and Sale of Fresh Fruits

Written by: Hasamuddin Hamdard

Most residents of Afghanistan, living in rural areas are farmers and gardeners. When fruits merchants purchase fruits, some of the fruits damaged and get injury along the way to the market. They sell the damaged fruits separated from the other fruits. Who are the purchasers and do they get benefit from these kind of fruits?

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Shir Hakim a resident of Kabul city, who sells melon and watermelon outside the fruit market. Shir Hakim talks about his business, “I buy damaged melons and watermelons from the wholesalers in the market and then we sell them outside the market. Our customers are drivers, people with low economy. I sell about 140-280 kilograms melon and watermelon daily and our daily benefit reaches up to 200-330 Afghanis.”

Car Park:

Although the city of Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan but there are still some places that there is no place to park a car but AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Bismillah, a resident of Kabul city.

Bismillah says about his business, “I have come from Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province and I have made a car park in Alauddin square, district 3rd, Kabul city. As the lanes of this area are narrow and cars could not be driven in them, I built a rent a land and built a car parking about 4 years ago. I get 30 Afghanis for keeping a car daily and those who are my regular customers, they pay me 900 Afghanis monthly. I pay about 13000 Afghanis to monthly rent of the land to the owner of it and my monthly net income reach to 10-15 thousand Afghanis.”