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Minister Pledges To Also Barter

Ms Akbar said the Barter for Better Fiji was a good idea because it allowed Fijians in need to trade without the use of money.
11 May 2020 13:06
Minister Pledges To Also Barter
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar (left) with a Navua resident whom she traded with.

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar has the barter bug. She has pledged to trade an item a day.

So far, she has made two successful swaps in the past few days. One of her trade partners, Unaisi Nareki Veibataki, received groceries by swapping cushions.

“Happy to trade just now. Thanks, Unaisi. Now back to work,” Ms Akbar posted on her Facebook page.

On Thursday, she traded with a Navua resident and received a shell necklace.

“I have decided I will engage in one trade per day to support one needy and deserving family. That’s the least my daughters and I can do,” she said.

Ms Akbar said the Barter for Better Fiji was a good idea because it allowed Fijians in need to trade without the use of money.

She said there were many Fijians out there who could benefit from the Facebook page.

Apart from Ms Akbar, a lot of people have used the page to help those in need, some not bartering, but giving needy families groceries and other things.

A group of unemployed men have started doing carpentry, gardening and other chores in exchange for groceries and supplies for their family.

Fiji Sun last week highlighted the story of a single mother who wanted tamarind to start a business but was helped in more ways than one by amazing Fijians.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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