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Mothers earn big time with food

By SERUWAIA WAQASAQA Earning $200 a week is more than enough for Loraini Rokosali. She sells pies and fish parcels to help support her family. Mrs Rokosali is from Yasawa
16 Feb 2014 10:15

By SERUWAIA WAQASAQA

Earning $200 a week is more than enough for Loraini Rokosali.
She sells pies and fish parcels to help support her family.
Mrs Rokosali is from Yasawa Village, in the Tikina Tawake in Cakaudrove.
Cilvil servants and Patterson Brothers Shipping customers in Nabouwalu, Bua, know Mrs Rokosali well because she usually sells her goodies in the Nabouwalu market every day.
Mrs Rokosali and her family moved to Nabouwalu in 2012 with hopes of doing a small business.
“My husband is a marine officer and was transferred here at Nabouwalu so I decided to do something on my own and not to rely on him,” Mrs Rokosali said.
“For me, selling pies for $1 is really a small amount but I realise every single cent counts because success is not measured by the sum of money collected at the end of the day but by the percentage of return on income.
“Even though I am earning a little, I know my business is thriving.”
Another businesswoman, Bernadette Delana, has also been selling pies and roti parcels at Nabouwalu for the past two years.
Mrs Delana said her business had developed her skills and confidence to sell baked goodies in the market.
“I earn $50 a day and that is enough for me,” Mrs Delana said.
Mrs Delana is advising unemployed mothers to be independent.
“Now I have enough money to feed my family and also support my children’s education,” she said.




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