Thirty-eight year old antenna maker Chetwin Moriah has been making antennas for the past 20 years. From as early as 7am Moriah begins his work, and later takes the antennas to be sold at various locations across the country.
For the last 15 years Christmas Day has found 49-year-old Jennifer Gulliver pounding the streets of Georgetown selling newspapers.
The vending of newspapers has been this woman’s only occupation during those years and even though it has not been an easy rood she will tell you that the earnings from the newspaper sales have helped to send her children to school and build her Turkeyen home.
Upholstery is traditionally seen as a man’s work, but single mother of five Winifred Watson who lives in Stanley-town, West Bank Demerara, does it along with some amount of joinery to provide for her family.
In the Essequibo River island of Wakenaam, Ram converts coconut milk to oil in a process that takes days.
It is seasonal, hard work and he has been doing this since he was a child, the coconut oil maker said in a recent interview with the Sunday Stabroek at his Maria Johanna, Wakenaam home.