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Women inspire

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

THE Manavure Women's group in Naidi Village outside Savusavu is an inspiration to all women in the country, says Minister for Women Doctor Jiko Luveni

Manavure in English means fountain of manna. The group initially formed by seven members has been a source of blessing for their families.

Club president Sainimere Raikadroka said through their collaboration with other group members they were able to start sustainable projects.

"The families of these women are acknowledging the work done by them and we have ventured into noni soap production, art and craft, sewing, beekeeping and horticulture which is currently in demand from resorts around Savusavu, and catering services," Mrs Raikadroka said.

"We are planning to delve further into two new projects this year which is the cultivation of pearl and vanilla and these two projects are also expected to rake in money for the group."

"Through the sales of our wares and artefacts we can make at least a total of $600 or $500 a day and the money is used for our expenses and the most important thing that we are trying to encourage here at Manavure is the wise management of money which means that it is also banked in our accounts," she said.





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