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New centre for women

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

AFTER years of struggling to sell their hand -made items, the women of Cakaunitabua will soon occupy a newly-built handicraft centre to showcase and market their products.

Jointly funded by the Ministry of Women and the yasana of Bua, the building construction is expected to complete by early next year.

The new centre will be under the care of the Soqosoqo Vakamarama i Bua (Bua women's association).

Association treasurer Vanioni Qalibau said women were challenged with marketing opportunities for too long. "There are nine districts in Bua and the villages are scattered and far from Nabouwalu," she said.

"So with the limited income opportunities, women could not travel every week to Nabouwalu to sell their products from the market.

"Transportation around the island is also limited so women could only come to Nabouwalu once a week or once a fortnight."

The new centre, she said, would change such challenges faced by women over the past years providing them with income opportunities.

Mrs Qalibau said women would leave their handicraft items at the centre for sale by appointed workers.





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