EVEN though COVID-19 has presented people with a lot of adversities, some youngsters have found innovative ways to cope during the global pandemic.
Linus Ndove is among a group of young men from the Eenika village in the Ohangwena Region that survive by selling firewood and logs to build traditional houses.
He said his business is currently thriving because of the pandemic.
Ndove said the market has a high demand for firewood and logs.
“People are keeping themselves warm by sitting around a fire especially because it is winter. We have also observed that because of the strict measures and regulations of COVID-19 that require people to stay off of the streets and stay home, there is definitely a need for people to build more rooms at their homesteads. What better way to do this than to readily supply wooden logs to our communities? I make sure I have stock. Every morning I wake up to go look for firewood, ” Ndove said.
According to Ndove, his family survives off the business, adding that pricing his clients depends on the quantity of wood they order.
“Prices range between N$10 and N$100 depending on the quantity they want,” he said.