Vendor moments 2017: “I manage somehow”

Suhamet Sadik, 20, is a Lice v Lice vendor in Leptokarija, Macedonia

This year my dauther Ajlin was born. She is now six months old and she is the most adorable little baby.

I am proud of the work that I have done regarding my house. I managed to build a second floor and to adjust it to the needs of my family. And I have done all that only with the money from selling Lice v Lice and with the help of my mother, who gave me her savings.

The biggest surprise has been my daughter. For nine months we thought that we will have another boy, but when my wife gave birth, it turned out that it’s a girl.

The biggest challenge I faced was to save money for my house. I am struggling to feed my family and now it is even harder with a baby and a small child, but I manage somehow.

I worked a lot. Every day, I was on my pitch selling the street paper. Also, I had a lot of help from my mother who supported me.

I hope that everything will be fine. I want to have a job, to be employed full time and to have a regular salary. It is stressful for me to go on the streets every day and not knowing if I will earn enough money.