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Determination and Hard Work Boosts Nabobo’s Business

Asenaca Nabobo’s deter­mination and hard work enabled her to start her own tailoring business since she started her training at the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre. The 53-year-old Tailevu native
15 May 2018 10:00
Determination and Hard Work Boosts Nabobo’s Business
From left, Roselyn Katabe, Arieta Vamosi, Sereima Nawai, Sajeshni Devi and Salaseini Waqabaca. Sitting: Asenaca Nabobo. Photo: Sheenam Chandra

Asenaca Nabobo’s deter­mination and hard work enabled her to start her own tailoring business since she started her training at the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre.

The 53-year-old Tailevu native yesterday graduated with a Cer­tificate in Sewing from the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre in Nasinu

Ms Nabobo, who operates the business from her home, said: “I operate the business from my house, because there is no tailor in my area, so I have no expens­es.”

She got emotional as she de­scribed her desire to support her family after her husband’s death in November last year.

“I had a sewing machine at home, but I did not have the ex­perience to operate the machine. After attending this centre, I have learnt more and I can sew any­thing,” she said.

“After sewing my first article of clothing, I posted the picture on Facebook and after that I got re­quests and orders,” Ms Nabobo said.

Her age is not showing any signs of slowing down with her newly found tailoring skills.

She lives with her two sons in Tacirua East, Nasinu.

“I supported my family using the money which my husband left be­hind.

Ms Nabobo spent most of her life as a housewife, but now she oper­ates her tailoring business after receiving orders.

“I made a promise to my hus­band that I would never remarry. I will become a father and mother for both of my two sons,” she said.

“Where there is a will, there is always a way,” she said as a message of empowerment for the women who feel they are under­privileged.

“I feel so blessed that we have these types of students who are attending this centre. We are so fortunate that we can empower these underprivileged women,” said Mr Talei, one of Ms Nabobo’s tutors.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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