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Single Mum Happy To Be Back At Work

A salesperson at the Harrisons Fiji Store at Nadi was happy that she resumed work on Monday. Mother of two, Mere Tora was one of the many people who have
02 Jun 2021 15:00
Single Mum Happy To Be Back At Work
Mere Tora happy to resume work Photo: Mereleki Nai

A salesperson at the Harrisons Fiji Store at Nadi was happy that she resumed work on Monday.

Mother of two, Mere Tora was one of the many people who have been affected by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions and lockdown, when businesses closed, losing her main source of income.

Ms Tora’s husband passed away four years ago, and she lived with her two children and elderly in-laws at Dratabu village in Nadi.

As the only provider of her family she ensured she had other means of survival during the lockdown.

She said the lockdown was an opportunity for her to start their own backyard vegetable farm.

“We did a little bit of farming during this pandemic and that was a great help to my family,” Ms Tora said

Ms Tora said she was grateful for the opportunity given by the company to start work again this week, as she would be able to provide more for her family.

“I am happy that the business reopened this week. I know I would be able to satisfy the daily needs of my family.”

Store Manager, Rohil Chand said the reopening of their shop would help generate income their staff and families.

“We were so thankful that the lockdown was lifted and the business was reopened again.”

“Here we ensure to adhere to every strict business operation protocol set by the government,” Mr Chand added.

 

In Labasa
The reopening of high risk businesses in Labasa Town has given hope to a family that life would return to normalcy soon.

Surya Sharma, who operates a hair salon in town is the sole breadwinner of his family.

Mr Sharma says life had always been a challenge, but COVID-19 affected his plans to rebuild his home.

He said his family home was damaged byTropical Cyclone Ana on January 31.

Now with his business open, Mr Sharma was optimistic that his profits would pick up and he would be able to cater for his family expenses again.

“I have trust in my loyal customers that they would return to cut their hair and help me sustain my business”.

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