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2 machines per village

Salaseini Vosamana
Friday, January 18, 2013

A TOTAL of 600 sewing machines will be given to the Women's Ministry by the Chinese government this year.

Minister Doctor Jiko Luveni revealed the statement to a group of women in Vanua Levu on Wednesday.

She said the machines would be provided to women's groups, particularly those who have lodged requests with the ministry.

"Bua Province has been provided with machines, however, in Cakaudrove and Macuata, there are still some villages that don't have such items," Dr Luveni said.

"In the next two days, the machines from China will arrive and we will make sure every village in Fiji has at least two machines. The machines have multiple economic benefits and can help women develop their sewing skills."

Soqosoqo Vakamarama Macuata secretary Kelera Tuiwainikai said women of the province have shown interest in tailoring business. "There were villages in Macuata that received machines in the past two years and are making use of their sewing skills for income," she said.

"It's a relief that government is playing a major role in assisting women in the rural communities and we would like to thank them, especially the Department of Women for its efforts."

The official handing-over ceremony of the machines from the Chinese Embassy is expected next Monday.





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