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Grant Transforms Wife’s Handicraft Business

  Vilimaina Ranadi’s handicraft business has flourished thanks to the Small and Micro Business Grant she received from Government in 2015. The Taveuni resident said the $1000 grant made a
21 Feb 2018 11:00
Grant Transforms Wife’s Handicraft Business
Vilimaina Ranadi attends a customer at her salon in Naqara, Taveuni, on February 15, 2018. Photo: Wati Talebula

 

Vilimaina Ranadi’s handicraft business has flourished thanks to the Small and Micro Business Grant she received from Government in 2015.

The Taveuni resident said the $1000 grant made a vast difference with her business.

“I was able to save enough and bought a salon and last year we bought a car.

“Our life has improved financially because before only my husband was working.

“I have seen my business grow and I plan to continue growing.

When we have hands we can do anything,” Ms Ranadi said.

Her husband, Arvind Kumar, said his wife was hard working and they had achieved a lot because of her.

“I sometimes help ordering stuff for her or picking up customers.

“I help my wife in any way I can. I am thankful for what she has achieved so far,” Mr Kumar said.

“We have bought a lot of things through my wife’s handicraft business.

“We have competition, but that doesn’t stop us from doing our best.”

In 2015, they received the FDB tourism award and a prize money of $2000.

The prize money has also helped in the extension of the business.

Ms Ranadi’s salon is called Dee’s Beauty Salon and Spa while the handicraft shop is called the Taveuni Handicraft and Souvenir shop

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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