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Stroke Victim Helps Family By Selling Pastries

The 52-year-old said she used to sell pastries before she got sick, but since her husband died she had to take up her old job.
23 Nov 2021 13:32
Stroke Victim Helps Family By Selling Pastries
Alumeci Qolikoro despite her health condition is selling pastries for a living at offices in Labasa Town on November 22, 2021.

Being physically challenged has not dampen the spirit of a mother of four who frequents offices in Labasa Town to sell pastries.

Alumeci Qolikoro suffered a stroke four years ago and has since then had difficulty with her speech. Her left arm is now tasked with much of the work since her right arm cannot hold a grip.

Through sign language and jotting some words on paper, she spoke to the Fiji Sun and revealed that she was originally from Wainiika, Udu, Macuata.

Ms Qolikoro was married to her second husband from Kumi Tailevu who worked for Water Authority of Fiji until he passed away last month.

The 52-year-old said she used to sell pastries before she got sick, but since her husband died she had to take up her old job.

A relative would help bake the pastries for her while she goes from office to office to sell them.

She does this in order to help her youngest son provide for their family in Siberia.

Her older children have already married and have their own families.

Ms Qolikoro said that as long we have breath, we have to get up and help ourselves earn our living and not wait on handouts.

She said she hopes to save some money for Christmas as the festive season approaches.

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