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One Hand Bradburg Sews Wonders

Angeline Bradburg of Nakama, Labasa, is testament to the fact that anything is possible despite her disability. The 26-year-old woman sews wonders like pillow covers, mats, weave bags and other
15 Jun 2017 11:00
One Hand Bradburg Sews Wonders
Smile of satisfaction…physically challenged Angeline Bradburg,26 of Labasa exhibits her handicraft during National Women’s Expo at Vodafone Arena on June 14, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Angeline Bradburg of Nakama, Labasa, is testament to the fact that anything is possible despite her disability.

The 26-year-old woman sews wonders like pillow covers, mats, weave bags and other craft items with one hand only.

She joined at least 500 women from 14 provinces across the country at yesterday’s 2017 National Women’s Expo at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

She said her inspiration came from seeing others who were disabled do something on their own.

“I used to see other people with disabilities be able to do great things and so I joined the Labasa Disabled School and learned how to sew,” she said.

“It helped me to tell myself that I could make such nice things as well.

“The first time I tried sewing was hard for me but as I got used to it, I managed to do all by myself which is a big inspiration for me that without an arm I am able to sew pillow covers, mats, weave bags and other craft items.”

Since it was her first expo, Ms Bradburg said she was more happy then nervous.

“It is my first time in the expo and I was a bit nervous of how it will be and what will others say, but looking at the women here and how excited they are, I am happy that no matter how or what we do, we can achieve something in life whether its big or small,” she said.

“I would like to be an encouragement for other women who are not earning to earn for themselves and their families.

“If I can do it then I am sure others can and I support women empowerment in Fiji since we have some great women politicians in the country who support us.”

The three-day event closes tomorrow

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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