goodmorningpapua.com – Merchants in Mimika warmly welcomed the National Sports Week (PON) XX Papua which took place at Bumi Cenderawasih on October 2-15, 2021.
“If there are a lot of people like this, we can earn money, selling,” said Fitriyah (55), a food vendor in Mimika, Papua, Friday (1/10).
The mother with seven children has lived in Mimika for almost 25 years and this is the first time she has experienced a major national event, such as PON XX. Trying to take her luck, Fitriyah opened a stall in front of the Mimika Sport Center to sell food, including cireng, pentol, crackers, macaroni, and various beverages.
“I’ve been selling here for three days. Yes, it’s okay, yesterday I got Rp. 300,000,” said the woman from Lamongan, East Java.
In fact, Fitriyah was disposed to contract land worth Rp. 2 million to open her stall during the implementation of the Papua PON. “Usually, I sell it at home, near the Gorong-Gorong Market, Mimika. Yes, I sell cireng, pentol, drinks,” she said.
Not only that, Fitriyah also ordered a banner with the theme of PON XX to decorate her stall as a step to enliven the four-year sporting event.
After PON, Fitriyah hopes that later there will be a big event in Mimika so that she can use it to earn money.
On the streets of Mimika, banners supporting PON can be seen in almost all kiosks and shops, complete with images of the mascots, Kangpho and Drawa with the slogan, “Torang Bisa”.