RLWC, good for informal sector

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<p>Several regular vendors along the Laurabada Street which leads into the Stadium were more than enthusiastic to share their stories of extra revenue.</p>

<p>Susan is a mother originally from Gulf Province who has been a resident of the famous Laurabada street all her life and a daily vendor on her street.</p>

<p>She said that since the first match when the PNG Kumuls trashed Wales on home soil, her sales have increased especially with the sale of betel-nut, smoke and soft drinks amongst other items she sells.</p>

<p>She was thankful for the country to have the opportunity to host several of the World Cup matches thus paving the way for more folk to purchase her goods.</p>

<p>The gulf mother compared previous years of the country hosting matches at the Stadium with even semi-professional matches and competitions and said the world cup was&nbsp; a blessing in disguise for such people as her in the informal sector.</p>

<p>Susan also an enthusiastic PNG Kumuls fan was optimistic that the team will make it through to the finals.</p>

<p>Further down the same street lives young Regina who said she has now purchased more stock of her sales items to meet the demand of the new batch of customers attending the game.</p>

<p>She has grown up in the street and said the crowd was massive and thus helped boosted her sales which she stated has tripled since the first match hosted at NFS.</p>

<p>Given the last match between the Kumuls and USA from the outset it can be concluded that the RL World Cup has left a legacy in PNG right from the top class down to those people who rely heavily on the informal sector to earn a living.</p>