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Bread for life

By LOSIRENE CHAND Wailevu, Tunuloa in Natewa Bay, have got their own bakery supplying villagers from Wailevu itself to villagers in Vosasivo, Nadavaci (Tikina Natewa), Muana, Naqaravatu and Navetau. Known
24 Feb 2013 11:27

Members of Seni Niu Mothers Club in Wailevu, Tunuloa, Cakaudrove.

By LOSIRENE CHAND

Wailevu, Tunuloa in Natewa Bay, have got their own bakery supplying villagers from Wailevu itself to villagers in Vosasivo, Nadavaci (Tikina Natewa), Muana, Naqaravatu and Navetau.
Known as the Seni Niu Mothers Club, leader Saqani Mateiwai said they were proud to be working on something that generates income for their community.
“We had identified the need to have a village bakery to help us cater for the needs of the villagers in the area.”
She said this was especially for functions regularly hosted by the village.
The group sells coconut rolls, cream buns, plain bun and breads and the income goes back to the community.
They were trained and went for full health check up before they worked as volunteers at the village bakery.
Delivery is done through the daily bus every morning and they usually get orders for functions held in other villagers.
They only face the shortage of having a market outside the area and the bad road conditions in their area.
“This income goes back to the village and we also want other woman our area to come out and help us.”
“If women work hard and struggle then the future for our children will be successful.”
The bakery was cofounded by the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund and the United States Embassy Small Grants.
The project is operated and managed by the mothers club in Tunuloa.

 




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