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Support SMEs During This Tough Time: It Goes A Long Way

Kanamoce Fiji, is a home based business that specialises in making healthy and affordable salads and dried fruit snacks.
03 Apr 2020 12:03
Support SMEs During This Tough Time: It Goes A Long Way
Nadi Bay Herbs pods of basil.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic supporting small and upcoming businesses is important. It goes a long way.

Kanamoce Fiji is one such business that is walking the talk.

Kanamoce Fiji, is a home based business that specialises in making healthy and affordable salads and dried fruit snacks.

Kanamoce Fiji managing director Ethell Rawlinson, who read a plea on Facebook by Nadi Bay Herbs, offered to help by buying 60kg of basil.

Nadi Bay Herbs

On its official Facebook page, Nadi Bay Herbs shared: “Fresh Export Business in Jeopardy.

“This beautiful basil has a waiting market in New Zealand but no Fiji Airways Flight to take it there.

“We have been following the ‘talk’ that government and Fiji Airways will help keep exports going through cargo flights but each week goes by and no flights confirmed.

“Our staff are on reduced hours and our customer in New Zealand will only wait so long before they find another supplier.

“In the meantime – if there are any customers who want 1 tonne or top quality basil every week – give us a call,” the post said.

Kanamoce Fiji

“We have just picked up orders for 60kg of basil, but this is the first time that we are ordering from Nadi Bay Herbs and we hope to continue getting our supply of basin from them.”

She said from the supply of basil, they have gone into making coconut pesto which she sells at $5 per 100 gram.

“We have had good feedback from customers on our coconut pesto,” she said.

Kanamoce Fiji coconut pesto.

Kanamoce Fiji coconut pesto.

Ms Rawlinson had also shared on Kanamoce Fiji facebook page, encouraging customers to support local farmers

The Facebook post said: “Good Morning to all our Kanamoce family and friends.

“From Monday next week we will have a large supply of our coconut pesto.

“By buying from us, you are helping to support local farmers and their families who have been greatly affected by this virus like Nadi Bay Herbs.

“Help us help them. 80 per cent of the ingredients for our pesto is locally sourced. DM or email us to place your order and share the love.”

Kanamoce Fiji have also started doing deliveries of basils for household users in Suva and Nadi.

Fresh’et International Ltd

The Fresh’et International Ltd, have also begun offering fruit and vegetable boxes.

On its official Facebook page, the wholesale company shared “Fruit and veggie boxes are available @freshet.international have free deliveries on Tuesday & Thursday send us a message today.

Fresh’et International Ltd now offering fruits and vegetable boxes.

Fresh’et International Ltd now offering fruits and vegetable boxes.

For orders, customers can call 9991385/9991375.

Feedback: laiseana.nasiga@fijisun.com.fj

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