Street Hawker Laments Over Hardship In Touching Video: "I Dont Have Even GH¢1 In My Momo Account"

Street Hawker Laments Over Hardship In Touching Video: "I Dont Have Even GH¢1 In My Momo Account"

  • A video of a street hawker opening up on the hardship he is going through has gone viral
  • The man who looked very sad revealed that he was cash-strapped because of the low sales of his business
  • The content creator who interviewed the young man explained that he wants the stories of struggling Ghanaians to be heard

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A middle-aged Ghanaian man who works as a street hawker has sparked an emotional reaction from netizens after expressing frustration over the hardship he is facing.

The man in a viral TikTok video opened up on his plight when a content creator interacted with him to find out how business was going.

Photo of hawker talking to a content creator
Hawker laments hardship in video Photo credit:@iambigcedi/TikTok
Source: TikTok

Walking in the company of his friend, the man who sells children's slippers, said low sales had plunged him into untold hardship.

"I have been walking the whole day, and no one has bought from me," he said, looking visibly sad.

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Quizzed on whether he could give out ¢100 from his mobile money account for free, the hawker man responded in the negative.

He explained that his answer was premised on the fact he doesn't have that amount in his mobile money account.

"I don't have even 1 cedi in my momo account, recently I cried when my mum called to ask for ¢50."

At the time of writing the report, the video had gathered over 7000 likes and 300 comments.

Watch the video

I want their voices to be heard reached out to Mahamuda Halidu, the content creator who interviewed the street hawker, where he revealed that he speaks to people in order to get their concerns on what is troubling them.

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Halidu who is also popularly referred to as bigcedi explained that by so doing, he highlights the struggles these people face and also brings to the fore the pertinent issues that Ghana as a country must pay attention to.

I believe that storytelling has the power to create positive change and ignite conversations about social issues, which is why I am passionate about using it as a tool to advocate for the marginalized and give a voice to the voiceless"

Ghanaians react to the concerns the street hawker

Netizens who saw the video encouraged the young man not to give up hope but to keep on working harder

Mercy Akansweun indicated:

When I meet them like this I buy one not because I have money but something pushed me to just buy . God bless our hustle

Bana Da Beat stated:

sometimes i don't sympathize with we citizens, we are the same people defending the leaders

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RICHIE SpicE commented

And he is working ooo hrrr hmm may God keep on keeping us

thewaskey reacted:

whenever I see someone with this profile I see what's in the person.. good job bro


it really painful,the street is suffering then our leaders will be parking billions of money in their room,God will punish them all for our suffering

Tired street hawker resting

Earlier, reported that another street hawker who paused her work to rest by the roadside with a load of tomatoes has stirred emotions among many netizens.

The picture was shared on Twitter by Nana Aba Anamoah and touched on the challenging realities faced by street hawkers.

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