FEW surviving businesses currently operating in China Town after the recent riot have experienced a greater drop in its sales.
Few of these surviving businesses told Solomon Star of their new experience, during a visit into Chinatown Friday.
China Plaza, Talon Branch Cashier said after the riot they sometimes received less than ten customers per day.
“We lose a lot of our customers. Every day we see one or two customers dropping in to purchase any item after every 30 minutes or even an hour.
“But our only faithful customers are our clients,” the Cashier who wishes to remain anonymous said.
She therefore, calls on the general public that the remaining shops in China Town still provide services to the general public, despite the horrors of late November 2021.
Director of Dignity Pasifik and Honey’s Opp Shop- Second Hand Clothing, Ms. Ruth Maetala said her business was badly affected by the Covid-19 and the recent riot is a double drop for her business.
Ms. Maetala said sometimes they receive zero income two or three days a week.
However, Ms Maetala said this does not stop her from trying.
“As a woman entrepreneur, I want to see my employees happy. Therefore going through this does not stop me from trying,” Ms. Maetala said.
Thus, Ms. Maetala is currently looking for other places to relocate. But for now she tried to operate her business yet still at China Town.
By ESTHER NURIA