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Stepping In As Family’s Sole Breadwinner

After Govindamma Prasad’s husband Ramesh Prasad was diagnosed with a heart disease a few years ago, she had to step in as the family’s sole bread­winner. The 57-year-old, the mother
06 Feb 2018 11:06
Stepping In As Family’s Sole Breadwinner
Owner of Moon's Real Taste and Takeaway Restaurant, Govindmama Prasad with her husband, Ramesh Prasad at their husband in Namaka, Nadi on 1 February 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

After Govindamma Prasad’s husband Ramesh Prasad was diagnosed with a heart disease a few years ago, she had to step in as the family’s sole bread­winner.

The 57-year-old, the mother of three, is the owner of the Moon’s Real Taste & Takeaways at Namaka in Nadi.

In 2015, she was one of the suc­cessful recipients of the Small and Micro Business grant of $1000.

“I have been running this busi­ness since 2008 and I started with little furniture but with the $1000 grant, I was able to buy more tables, electric appliances and an urn.

“My husband was diagnosed with a heart disease and went to India for a medical treatment so I had to step in and find a way to provide for my family,” she added.

Ms Prasad thanked the Govern­ment for their assistance which en­abled her to extend her restaurant.

“I would earn around $350 in a week and $120 would go into my husband’s medical expenses, it is enough for our daily expenses,” she said.

Currently, Ms Prasad said the res­taurant was managed by one staff and her.

“I am planning to recruit more staff and I love this location be­cause it’s an industrial area, it’s a good place to do business,” she added.

Ms Prasad advised women to take advantage of the Government’s as­sistance in building their lives and businesses.

“This is the first time for me to receive the grant since I started my business,” she added.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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