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Pauline Inspires

You will know the value of hard work if you work, says Pauline Ranuqanuqa. Mrs Ranuqanuqa is among women who make jewellery and ornaments at home and sells them during
17 Aug 2015 11:03
Pauline Inspires
Pauline Ranuqanuqa (right), with daughter Caroline Ranuqanuqa at the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

You will know the value of hard work if you work, says Pauline Ranuqanuqa.

Mrs Ranuqanuqa is among women who make jewellery and ornaments at home and sells them during the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival.

“I have been conducting this business for the past 16 years, designing and making jewellery and ornaments made from local materials and some I buy from overseas,” she said.

She sells necklaces, earrings, belts, bracelets, hairbands and rings.

She uses local materials like magimagi which are woven from coconut husks, pearls, coconut shells, seashells, precious gems and stones bought from overseas.

“I have been assisting my husband with our household expenses and investing money into our children’s education. I teach women’s groups on how to use local resources to help them financially,” she said.

The 2015 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival ends on Saturday.

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