Shiva Kumar is a regular Ninjacart customer of 2 years, however, he has been in the Fruits and Vegetable business for 40 years, since he was 15 years old. His ‘Poomani Store’ located in the Mugalivakkam area of Chennai is the oldest in the area and has been a boon to the locals during the lockdown for buying essentials.
Shiva opens his shutters by 5:30 am and closes them at 12:00 pm, every day. He sits with his wife, Muthueshwari and runs his business for 40 families in the area who include construction workers, working millennials, and a few middle-class residents.
Shiva is also a strict follower of the COVID guidelines issued by the government. He and his wife wear masks, sanitize, and maintain social distancing with customers. He also orders enough stock from Ninjacart for his customers to purchase at one go and then stay at home until the next week.
Shiva believes that this is how we can fight the pandemic, together. He even got himself vaccinated for the well-being of his family and his customers. Shiva is hopeful that we will win the fight against corona and prays every day to manifest his wish.
We thank Shiva for doing essential work so that the rest of us can stay home and stay safe.
Narrated by Shiva Kumar- Poomani Store, Mugalivakkam, Chennai.