Watiloganivalu 51, Excited For Work In Australia

She plans for it to help family financially.
10 May 2022 14:47
Watiloganivalu 51, Excited For Work In Australia
Seruwaia Watiloganivalu after receiving her certificate at the Suva Civic Centre on May 9, 2022. Photo: Josefa Babitu

Seruwaia Watiloganivalu cannot wait to work in Australia after the opportunity was granted by the Fijian Government.

Even at the age of 51, she believes the call to work in Australia would help her family financially.

“My family earns money through farming which is normally looked after by my husband. This opportunity will help ease the burden,” Ms Watiloganivalu said.

She would work as a caregiver in Australia for the next three years under the Pacific Labour Mobility scheme.

“At first, it was hard for my husband and I as I will be separated from my family for a few years,” she said.

“Two of my children are still in school and we still need to provide for them.

“The last couple of months have been hard for us because of COVID-19 having an impact on our source of income. We had not been able to sell as many products as we used to.

“I did not think I would pull through this process because of my age, but when I was called, I was really happy as this is a breakthrough.”

She joined about 150 other seasonal workers yesterday as they were presented with their certificates.




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