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First Time Exhibitors: This Is For Our Children

First-time exhibitor Premila Sharma, said the National Women’s Expo has gave her an opportunity to earn money and put something aside for her children’s future. The 41-year-old from Calia, Navua,
22 Jun 2018 11:43
First Time Exhibitors: This Is For Our Children
Reshmi Kumar and her friend Premila Sharma displayed their handicrafts during the 2018 Fiji National Women's Expo at FMF Gymnasium in Suva on June 21,218. Photo: Ashna Kumar

First-time exhibitor Premila Sharma, said the National Women’s Expo has gave her an opportunity to earn money and put something aside for her children’s future.

The 41-year-old from Calia, Navua, is selling sweets and savouries with her friend Reshmi Kumar.

Both women said it was “coming home to their families” because they felt welcomed by other exhibitors and the organisers.

Ms Sharma said: “We are hoping to get good sales from the expo, which will help us to create more opportunities to sell our products to the markets and generate more, better income for our children’s future.

“My concern was my children’s future. I want to provide them with a good further education as well despite coming from a low-income family.”

Ms Sharma said they were both touched by Minster for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa’s speech at the opening when she said: “We know that investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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