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Dewa Sells At Lautoka Market

Dewa Sells At Lautoka Market
Vaseva Dewa (left) with her sister Makereta Adilevu at Lautoka Market on July 4, 2017. Photos: Shahani Mala
July 07
11:00 2017

Vaseva Dewa and her husband divorced in 2002.

She admitted to the Fiji Sun that she struggled to support her son and run her household.

Ms Dewa said to look after her son and run her household, she had to work.

She was a salesperson at Subrails Furniture Centre Limited at Lautoka before she became a market vendor.

“I have been selling at the Lautoka Market since January, this year. I enjoy selling at the market,” she said.

She said life was challenging for her after she got divorced from her husband.

“I have four children and three are staying with their father in Australia and one is staying with me.”

She sells dalo, cassava, pumpkin, cabbage, banana and coconuts at the market.

“I buy these vegetables and root crops from farmers and I get my coconuts from Yasawa.”

Ms Dewa said she was selling at the market to support her son’s education.

Now she said her son was working for the Fiji Bureau of Statistics and was helping her.

Ms Dewa’s day at the market starts at 7am and ends at 7pm.

Her advice to those women, who went through similar situation – “Do not give up. Keep working hard to achieve your goals.”

She is originally from Yasawa Island but resides in Tomuka, Lautoka.

Her prices
Dalo: $15 a bundle
Pumpkin: $5 to $6
Coconut: $5 a heap
Banana: $3 a heap
Cabbage: $2 a heap

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