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Serafina Silaitoga
Saturday, February 02, 2013

WAINIGADRU Village is benefitting financially from its location.

It is in the district of Tawake in Udu Point and has been a popular stop for about 3000 commuters every week.

Every day the village front is thronged by people who travel to Wainiika, Vatu, Yasawa and other settlements in upper Udu.

As well, passengers travelling down to Savusavu transit through Wainigadru where they stop for refreshments.

Village headman Bonefasio Driti said the village front was always busy.

"Every day people pass through the village on their way to Labasa or Savusavu or to villages in the upper area of Udu Point," he said.

"The daily commuters have provided good business for the villagers including women who run a canteen by the main road."

The Tobulevu Women's Club runs small businesses in the village to help members meet family needs.

Club leader Alumita Buna said they also sold food parcels to commuters.

"We have limited opportunities of earning income in this village, so selling food parcels to bus passengers helps us earn at least $30." The women had constructed a village hall in 2002 as part of their project.





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