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Banban Women’s VCO Factory Thrives

Banban Women’s VCO Factory Thrives
Fiji Bank and Finance Sector Employees Union members during the annual general meeting in Labasa on July 14, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka
September 05
23:31 2014

The virgin coconut oil (VCO) factory on Rabi Island made a respectable profit last month on the sale of their oil and other related products.

The factory made a profit of $3372 last month compared to their forecast of $2500.

Meanwhile the VCO project is run by the Banaban Women’s Group who aim to provide consistent supply to meet market demands.

This was confirmed by the Integrated Human Resources Development programme (IHRDP) project manager northern, Aslam Khan yesterday.

Mr Khan said the VCO project was one of the successful projects in the North.

He said they were able to venture in other value added products such as producing soap, scented oil, coconut sugar scrub, coconut dish washer paste, body lotion, coconut vinegar, coconut dried meal and chicken feed production.

“These products are being sold to the people in the island and the nearby communities,” Mr Khan said.

“This has helped improve the standard of living for the Banabans residing on Rabi Island through the production of quality VCO and other products

“Also coconut shells are being used for making handicrafts such as earrings, photo frames and ashtrays.”

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