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Can Kupimisa really end end or its just an exaggerated expectation

Can Kupimisa really end end or its just an exaggerated expectation

This picture reminded me of my childhood and how I grew up, I think it’s safe to say that most of us grew up in areas where we had to “pimisa” cooking oil and mealie meal because our parents couldn’t afford to buy a bag of mealie meal or a bottle of cooking oil. I think there’s always been a time in our lives where not everyone could afford to buy a bottle of cooking oil.

MY mother used to sell cooking oil and mealie meal in sachets and it helped a lot of people to get by. Because of that, in selling her saladi and Pamela, I was able to go to school and my mom managed to take care of the family. Yes we do want change but can you honestly say that there will be a time where everyone will be able to buy a bottle of cooking oil and a bag of mealie meal? I know we all want that to be true but that doesn’t sound real.

let’s be realistic here, there was a time where cooking oil was going at k20 and a bag of mealie meal at k50 but there were people who still couldn’t manage to buy, they had to “pimisi” because that’s what they could afford. They didn’t go to bed hungry because they couldn’t afford those things but they had an option of buying them at a cheaper price. there’s a lot of food stuff that have been made to target people who can’t afford them, people sell pieces of chicken or meat and at least every one can get a chance to eat good food.

kupimisa saladi and mealie meal has always been there and it will take a lot of years and hard work to eradicate it. people have a lot of responsibilities and they have to make ends meet and for that they have to spend money wisely and if buying a bag of my mealie and a bottle of cooking oil is hard for them to do every month, they can still pimisa and still manage to take care of other responsibilities.

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