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Vendors Mark Mother’s Day

Vendors Mark Mother’s Day
Women market vendors came together to celebrate Mother's Day at the Labasa Market yesterday. Photo: WATI TALEBULA
May 13
10:56 2018

The Labasa Market was abuzz with excitement yesterday as women ven­dors celebrated Mother’s Day for the first time at their workplace yesterday.

It was the first time for women market vendors to celebrate their special day with one another.

President of the Labasa Market Vendors Association Salanieta Bola said they had a meeting on Thursday and decided to do something for the mothers who were ven­dors.

“We saw that most of the market vendors were women so we decided to do something for them. Today the market is full because farmers from different villages are here to sell their produce. Everyone was invited,” Ms Bola said.

“This is the first time we have done this and we hope to continue this so in years to come. The Market Vendors Association in Labasa funded the celebration today and we prepared some things for them to eat.”

Market vendor Venaisi Bogidrau, 64, of Visoqo Village in Namuka said she was happy to be part of the celebration.

“I only come to the market to sell seafood on Saturdays and I am glad to celebrate Mother’s Day with all the other women,” Ms Bogidrau said.“I want to thank those who made this possible because I was touched by their kind gesture. It feels good to be loved and cared for by other market vendors. We were able to sing and pray to thank God for blessing us.”

Another market vendor Vulori Salaima, 48, said it was a day to remember.

“I have been a market vendor for two years and it was the first time I have cele­brated Mother’s Day at the Labasa Market and it feels good,” Ms Salaima said.

“It was a day women market vendors thanked God for his protection and guid­ance in our lives.”

About 380 women market vendors turned up for the celebration.

Edited by Epineri Vula


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