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Mangoes For School Stationery

The light drizzle in Suva yesterday did not deter a family of Newtown in Nasinu from selling hybrid mangoes. Helen Voenia, 55, and some of her grandchildren spent the Prophet
06 Jan 2015 12:55
Mangoes For School Stationery
Despite the bad weather Maria Ladogei (front), was helping her grandmother Helen Voenia, sell hybrid mangoes along Jeruslem Road yesterday. Photo: Rama

The light drizzle in Suva yesterday did not deter a family of Newtown in Nasinu from selling hybrid mangoes.

Helen Voenia, 55, and some of her grandchildren spent the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday yesterday selling hybrid mangoes along Jerusalem Road in Nabua yesterday.

Mrs Voenia, who looks after her 14 grandchildren and had been selling mangoes at the spot for some time to collect money for their back-to- school shopping.

“I have been selling here before Christmas and these mangoes were bought from a farmer in Nadi,” Ms Voenia said.

“We do not want to bother about this weather. Although I treat this as a pastime, it is also enables me to earn some money to help me buy my grandchildren’s school stationery for this year.”

She sells hybrid mangoes ranging from $2 to $6.

“I sell this variety of mangoes because it’s big and has an attractive red colour when it is ripe.”

Her grandchildren are in primary schools.

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