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Women’s Group Products On Display During Show

Women’s Group Products On Display During Show
Women’s group products on display during Show
August 07
09:43 2015

Women groups got an opportunity to showcase their products and talents to the public during the West Agriculture Show at Garvey Park in Tavua.

The 11 Women’s group hail from Tavualevu, Vatukoula and Nadarivatu are also actively involved with agricultural activities.

The Nadelei Women’s club consisting of 30 women is involved in a beekeeping project and sells honey at $5.00 per bottle from their booth.

The Yasiyasi Women’s Club which is a settlement based community in Tavua has a yasi pot plant nursery which is also on sale at the show.

According to 69 year old Luisa Ratu, this is the first time these women have displayed their products during an agriculture show and are looking forward to the exchange of skills and knowledge amongst other women.

“Products displayed at the show are made from local materials resembling Fijian culture and tradition,” she said.

The women sell products like fan, Voivoi basket, broom, mat and table cloth which in return it earns them money for their household.

Duavata Women’s club secretary Salome Koroi aged 64 year-old is an expert on patchwork with pillow cases and coffee table covers and is willing to teach other women.

“I want to share my skills with other women of other clubs especially young mothers,” she said.

Meanwhile, 42-year-old housewife and mother of six siblings Verenaisi Daveta said taking part at the show has given her the opportunity to learn about the different farming techniques in agriculture.

“I also encourage other women to take part in getting to know other skills not only crafts but to learn about farming techniques as well,” she said.

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