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New Resource Centre To Motivate Villagers

Women of Yakita, in Kadavu are proud to have a new centre that will motivate every member of the village to earn a living without having to depend on anyone
16 Nov 2014 00:14
New Resource Centre To Motivate Villagers
The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar (seated in middle), with the Yakita villagers during the official opening of the new Yakita Women’s Centre in Kaduva.

Women of Yakita, in Kadavu are proud to have a new centre that will motivate every member of the village to earn a living without having to depend on anyone else, says Karalaini Tubuna.

She is the president of the Yakita Women’s Club.

“We thank the Government for its commitment to empower Kadavu women,” Mrs Tubuna said.

She said the bee keeping business, a project assisted by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, had earned more than $800.

“We asked for this centre so we can do production and packing in one place and we have seen the Government deliver its promise to us.”

Mrs Tubuna said they were touched by Minister for Women, Rosy Akbar coming all the way to inspire and assure them of the ministry’s continued support for them.

Ms Akbar said through these new centres women would be able to expand income generating activities like honey production and virgin coconut oil production. The export market for these products would be later explored.

Meanwhile, to date the ministry has built 45 women’s centres around Fiji by providing building materials worth $5000-$7000 for each centre.

These centres are attached to an existing infrastructure.

Women’s resource centres are standalone facilities, fully equipped and built with funding of more than $30,000 provided by the ministry.

The land and labour is provided by the villagers as their contribution towards the development.

zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj

 




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