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Jone Ledua Carves For Family

Money can be earned through numerous ways, said Jone Ledua, a Suva hotel worker by day and a wood carver at night. The wood carving is a small business he
23 Mar 2015 14:49
Jone Ledua Carves For Family
Jone Ledua (second from right), with his children, Joyce Talei (left), David Tua and Ilaijiah Daucakacaka at their home in Namadi Squatter Settlement yesterday. Photo: Rama

Money can be earned through numerous ways, said Jone Ledua, a Suva hotel worker by day and a wood carver at night.

The wood carving is a small business he started six years ago.

“My parents were carvers, but I did not really take interest in it even though I knew I could carve,”Mr Ledua said.

“I have seven children who are all in school which means family expenses are very high. This is when I decided I could earn a few extra dollars through using my hands to carve,”he said.

Mr Ledua is employed at Annandale Hotel in Suva.

“I do this after I come back from work every day and sell it in the market during the weekends.

“I use $25 to buy my materials and earn $150 from selling my carvings which helps me support my family,” he said.

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