Selling Food For Family, A Nadi Family’s Venture In To Business

Seven families earn their income by selling pastries, a barbeque by the roadside
16 Aug 2019 15:35
Selling Food For Family, A Nadi Family’s Venture In To Business
From left: Ratu Apenisa, Meredani Beta, Kuini Tale, Mereseini Davu and Titilia Nasau at their makeshift eatery at Navoci Village in Nadi on August 15, 2019. Photo: Mereleki Nai


A Nadi family is not waiting for help to come to their doorstep.

They have taken the initiative and decided to set up a new eatery and barbeque business. To their surprise, it is attracting many customers.

The aroma, filtering out from their business located at Navoci Village beside the Queen’s Highway has been luring people to their makeshift eatery.

The family business consists of seven male cousins whose wives take turns doing daily sales at their roadside stall.

One of the mothers, Kuini Tale, 63, said that their plan to start the business started four weeks ago and was working well in their bid to support respective families and empower themselves.

“We support each family regarding children’s education. It helps with some of our daily needs and for any contribution to the village,” Mrs Tale said.

“My seven daughters-in-law take turns every day doing sales. Some of the family members are not working so the income we earn from here really helps.”

She said the next step would be to register their business and obtain a  licence to comply with regulations.

Mrs Tale said they sold pastries for breakfast in the morning, lunch and afternoon tea serving pies, cupcakes, puddings, samosa, banana and chocolate cakes.

“In the evening till midnight, my sons sell barbeque.

“The business is going well and it has been three weeks now since it started,” she said.

“A lot of our customers are drivers who travel early in the morning. They come here to have their breakfast before they continue their journey.”

Despite her age, she feels grateful for being able to contribute to her family income and welfare.

Edited by Percy Kean


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