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Kavalicious Taveuni Open In Martintar

Patience pays off, as Ana Malumuvatu can tell you. When she lost her job last year through the econmic impacts of COVID-19, Ms Malumuvatu arefully and slowly planned her way
22 Mar 2021 10:30
Kavalicious Taveuni Open In Martintar
Co-owner of Martintar’s Kavalicious Taveuni bar, Ana Malumuvatu, in Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.

Patience pays off, as Ana Malumuvatu can tell you.

When she lost her job last year through the econmic impacts of COVID-19, Ms Malumuvatu arefully and slowly planned her way to earning a living.

The former tourism employee is now manager of All About Tiling Pacific Limited, and is the founder of Kavalicious Taveuni, a kava bar at Mt Saint Mary’s Crescent, Martintar, Nadi.

She said she was excited about the ripple effects of the kava business initiative, as it created opportunities for villagers who supply the product.

“It’s been nine months since I’ve established my business, with an initial withdrawal of $1000 from my FNPF savings,” Ms Malumuvatu said.

She plans to branch out into merchandising and apparel.

 

Co-owners of Martintar’s Kavalicious Taveuni bar, Ana Malumuvatu and her brother, Elia Qalo, in Nadi.

Co-owners of Martintar’s Kavalicious Taveuni bar, Ana Malumuvatu and her brother, Elia Qalo, in Nadi.

 

Ms Malumuvatu partnered with her younger brother Elia Qalo, a full-time farmer in Taveuni, where he planted 7500 yaqona plants.

About 2500 plants were damaged during recent tropical cyclones, she said.

 

Feedback: waisea.nasokia@fijisun.com.fj



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