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Kadavu for ZamZam Owner

ZamZam restaurant owner, Rashika Khatoon Dean, says despite being a school dropout, she would try her best to put all her children to school. The single mother of three opened her new restaurant at Samabula on Wednesday. She grew up in the outskirts of Labasa Town, in Kilikoso, Daku, Macuata.
01 Jul 2022 14:10
Kadavu for ZamZam Owner
Rashika Khatoon Dean. Photo: Luisa Lui. One the many scenic sections of the islands that make up Kadavu.

ZamZam restaurant owner, Rashika Khatoon Dean, says despite being a school dropout, she would try her best to put all her children to school.

The single mother of three opened her new restaurant at Samabula on Wednesday.

She grew up in the outskirts of Labasa Town, in Kilikoso, Daku, Macuata.

 

She reached Year 6 and stayed home for four years before she was married.

She was only a teenager when she had her children.

The opportunity to become a business woman came after one of the saddest moment in her life – when her husband left.

She was left alone with the children.

 

She capitalised on her passion for cooking and began her entrepreneur journey.

From the profits she gained over the years, she was able to travel overseas and send her two adult children to complete their tertiary education, graduate and even finance her son’s wedding.

 

Savusavu

Savusavu

How many places have you visited around Fiji?
Savusavu apart from Viti Levu.

The hidden paradise has some exquisite natural beauty such as the hot water springs.

 

The floating Island near Labasa. Photo: From FaceBook.

The floating Island near Labasa. Photo: From FaceBook.

What is the one place in Fiji you would take visitors to?
Fiji’s floating island in Nubu, a few kilometers away from Labasa Town.

The island moves from one edge of the lake to the other.

The island is called Vanalato.

 

Gloria Jeans Damodar City, Suva. Photo: Leon Lord.

Gloria Jeans Damodar City, Suva. Photo: Leon Lord.

What is your favourite place for coffee/pie?
Gloria Jeans.

 

What is your favourite backyard spot?
I love to spend time on my flower garden when I have the time and talk to them and water it also. It is very relaxing.

 

A beach front on the Island of Kadavu. Source: https://melandmary.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/field-trip-to-nadarivatu-fiji/

A beach front on the Island of Kadavu. Source: https://melandmary.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/field-trip-to-nadarivatu-fiji/

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list?
Kadavu.

I have seen some beautiful pictures of the scenery of the Southern Island that would be worth a trip, who knows, it can open doors to the set up of another ZamZam restaurant.

 

Feedback: luisa.kabulevu@fijisun.com.fj



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