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Tailevu lass to promote business opportunities for rural women

Tailevu lass to promote business opportunities for rural women
Contractor Taiyub Hussein (sitting left), Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Housing and Environment Joshua Wycliffe (sitting middle) and Minister for Local Government, Housing, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala (right) at the contract signing for Nabouwalu to be developed into a town. Photo: DEPTFO News
August 12
12:55 2014

“A relative of mine once told me that I come from a broken family and I won’t succeed in life; I’m determined to prove that what others think of you is not necessarily true.”

These were the words of Akeneta Moce Nadavelevu from Driti, Dawasamu in Tailevu, who is participating in the 2014 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival. The 21-year-old is sponsored by Chicken Express.

“My mother has been there for me from birth till now; she has played not only the role of a mother but also of a father and it is because of her that I am the person I have become today,” Miss Nadavelevu said.

She said she wanted to use the Hibiscus Festival to promote the importance of business opportunities for rural women as a way of improving their financial independence.

“If I win, I believe not only will I become a queen but I will be a good role model to others who are watching; to convince them to step out of their comfort zones and voice their opinions.”

Miss Nadavelevu said she was a volunteer for the Driti Dawasamu women.

“I love helping out with my mum’s project which is an income-generating project for the women in the village.”
She said she wanted to build up a dynamic career and become a successful woman.

Miss Nadavelevu describes herself as enthusiastic, humble and a very sociable person and she loves dancing and playing touch rugby.

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