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Solo Mum Plans To Expand Business With Government Concessional Loan

Ms Rasomo’s business, Tasty Kava, has been in operation for the past two years.
04 Nov 2020 10:02
Solo Mum Plans To Expand Business With Government Concessional Loan
Vasiti Rasomo the owner of Tasty Kava of Naikelikoso Village on October 30, 2020. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Solo mum Vasiti Rasomo plans to expand her kava business from the concessional loan approved by the Government during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Business operations has been hard so far for the past few months, said the 26-year-old of Nakelikoso Village in Wainikoro, outside Labasa Town.

Ms Rasomo’s business, Tasty Kava, has been in operation for the past two years.

She said after COVID-19 hit, she struggled because the price of kava had dropped and customers were not spending as much.

But this did not deter her spirit to continue pursuing her small business and dreams.

“I am a solo mum and I always had faith and confidence in myself that i can achieve anything through hard work,” Ms Rasomo said.

She said her parents were very supportive of the work she does.

“As a daughter, I am trying to fulfill my duties to support my parents and child with their needs, and to make sure that they get everything.”

Apart from selling kava, Ms Rasomo also has a farm which she intends to expand on a larger scale.

From the Government’s COVID-19 Concessional Financial support package for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME), she was able to buy roofing iron pieces for drying the yaqona.

The young entrepreneur thanked the Government for giving her a chance to continue her business with the $7000 loan.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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