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New source of income for villagers

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, February 25, 2013

A GROUP of women in a village of Cakaudrove have found themselves a new source of income.

The women of Wailevu Village in Tunuloa District have opened a new bakery in the village and supplies to other villages.

The group, comprising five members started their bakery business two years ago after attending a business training that taught them how to ba for the market.

Group leader Sigani Mateiwai said they started with baking buns because there were no trays available to bake bread.

"Last year, we started baking bread and it has been a success. Ever since we started, there has been a growing demand from nearby villages not only in the district of Tunuloa but Natewa as well," she said. "The villagers keep giving us their orders for buns and dozens of bread and it is quite difficult at times to meet the growing demand. But it does give us plenty money for the business. While it may be good financially, we don't want to disappoint our customers and promise to meet the demand when we can't."