Within the crowded corridors there are many exhilarating stories, and women mainly have stories of resistance in fighting livelihood hindrances and burdens.
In Tripoli, a 60-year-old woman from Akkar is still struggling to work and secure a decent income for her family. She works in farming and harvests leafy green vegetables from the lands across Akkar, prepares it, and sells to her customers.
The women said to Sawt Beirut International (SBI) reporter Ghassan Farran: “I have been working in farming since 50 years, as I collect wild leafy greens and sell them. I thank God for his blessing as working hard is better than begging.” She also urged people to sell leafy vegetables, amid these tough days.”
A citizen said: “I love purchasing my vegetables from those sellers because of their kindness and simplicity, as you feel that they are selling their stuff in order to survive rather than earning a lot of money.” She added that cooperation between farmers is amazing and noteworthy as they provide unified prices.”
Likewise these women, there are a lot of whom decided to work by themselves in order to earn their money without any need for others’ aid, or even begging, as their dignity is greater than any hardships.