Update: 8:26PM A TOTAL of 600 sewing machines were donated to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation this morning.
The donation came from the All China Women's Federation, through the Ambassador for the People's Republic of China Huang Yong.
This gesture was an attempt to reduce poverty in Fiji and better livelihoods through the women in the country.
"The overarching vision of the Fijian government is to reduce poverty to a negligible level. Through empowering women, who comprise 49 per cent of Fiji's population, the impact on poverty alleviation is profound," said Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni.