Shambala Somtam


I’m from Myanmar, back there most people are farmers. I’ve been working in Ari for several years now. I live just upstairs and work here, and I don’t get to go anywhere much. With Covid, it’s been 3 years since the last time I went home but overall, I’m feeling okay here.

When they announced the take-home-only restriction, I readied myself to take a big hit, now sales have dropped by a further 30-40%. I’m also concerned with my safety as much as I am worried about the business. I’m still waiting to be vaccinated and I heard more and more people around here are infected.