“This ice cream motor-tricycle paid for the education of my five kids. You see, my ex-wife had left me with two children, and my new wife already had two children, and then we had another one together. Having five kids means you have to make a lot of money. Before this, I had a pushcart, but it was too slow, and the day was often over before I could make any money. So I saved up and bought my motor-tricycle. It’s a good investment.
I work every day for about 8-10 hours on the street plus a few more hours to prepare the ice cream. Once every few months, I take a day off to run some errands. This way, I can save for when I’m too old to work. I don’t mind working so much; I mean, I don’t have much else to do. I enjoy a couple of hours at the end of the day to play with my grandchildren, that’s it.
I like it when the owners of the houses I pass can remember me. Sometimes they ask me to keep an eye on their homes while they’re away. I like when children come running for ice cream. I guess that’s why I don’t need to make better ice cream or something to help me sell more.
Kawi, ice cream vendor