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Rogo Fulfills Her Role As A Great Helper, Tends To Her Family’s Needs

Mrs Rogo said she does her work with passion and joy knowing that it is her duty to fulfill in her family.
04 Apr 2019 16:10
Rogo Fulfills Her Role As A Great Helper, Tends To Her Family’s Needs
Livia Rogo at the Suva market on April 3, 2019. Photos: Inoke Rabonu

Many have told me to quit being a market vendor and take rest because my husband already operates a taxi business, I tell them that I am here not for the greed of money but to fulfill my role as a great helper to my husband and a supportive mother to my children and grandchildren.

These were the sentiments shared by 59-year-old Suva Market Vendor Livia Rogo when interviewed by the Fiji Sun yesterday.

The Nabuli, Dreketi, Rewa native says that being a market vendor has taught her to be patient and to have a heart that perseveres through the easy and the tough moments.

“I have a hectic schedule everyday, I wake up at four every morning and I prepare for the day that is ahead of me,” Mrs Rogo said.

“I start each day with a prayer, I dedicate my day and all that I plan to do unto the Lord because I know my strength comes from him alone,” she said.

“I make sure that everything at home is set before I come to the market, I do the laundry if there is a need, I clean up the house and prepare breakfast too before I leave home.”

Mrs Rogo said she does her work with passion and joy knowing that it is her duty to fulfill in her family.

“I love the work that I do everyday, I do it with joy and passion because I know at the end of the day, I am fulfilling my role as a wife and a mother.

I never complain when it gets hard but I have always learnt to be grateful in whatever circumstance.

“My husband and my children look after our taxi and car business and every earning is saved for family use.

“The money I earn from the market is used to buy our food and other necessities that we would need in a week.”

“I lost my eldest son a few years back and I look after his children, my grandchildren today, this is why I said love doing my job because these children and grandchildren of mine are looking up to me hoping to learn a thing or two everyday,”

“I sell my produce at an affordable price to my customers; one heap of eggplant and pawpaw could sell for only a dollar and in a day, I could earn close to $40 daily.”

She said she has established a relationship of trust with other market vendors and she enjoys her time at the market.

“We help each other here, if one lacks something we share and care for one another’s needs,”

“I make sure I come to the market every morning with a clean and good heart.

“This enables me to have a good relationship with other market vendors in here.”

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