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Patchwork Skills Take Losana Far

Ms Cakausese has been doing patchwork for more than 20 years, making different sized bed spreads, pillow cases, blankets, table covers, cushion covers and garlands.
01 Apr 2019 10:00
Patchwork Skills Take Losana Far
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa with new graduate Losana Cakausese during the Ba Women’s Forum graduation on March 30, 2019. Photo: Rohit Kumar

Losana Cakausese’s patchwork talent has been providing for her family for years.

Yesterday, that talent brought her to be one of the graduates of the Ba Women’s Forum.

Ms Cakausese has been doing patchwork for more than 20 years, making different sized bed spreads, pillow cases, blankets, table covers, cushion covers and garlands.

Her husband is retired and she is a mother-of-five. Through her patchwork services, she was able to pay her children’s school fees and bus fares when they were young.

“But today I am a happy mum because I have succeeded, since my children are well off through my struggle,” she said. “I am glad that my husband was there to help me and also support me.”

Ms Cakausese today has a licence from the Fiji Arts Council. Her patchwork stills have helped her become a mentor and train other women in the skill.

At Saturday’s graduation, she received a Certificate of Art and Craft from the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa for her milestone achievement.

Ms Cakausese said, she was glad to be part of the Ba Women’s Forum, where she said she has been empowered to continue to do what she desires.

“We ladies have God-given gifts that can help us make things better. We can do it and make life better and support our families,” she said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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