A RURAL sewing centre has been constructed at a cost of $45,000, thanks to a program administered through the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development.
The Ministry of Information has noted in a statement the benefit it has provided 10 women of Naicabecabe Village in Lomaiviti.
Secretary of the Naicabecabe women's group Tirisia Vuki commented on how the sale of sewing equipment has provided a means of income for the families of the 10 women and how it had benefitted the village.
The Ministry of Information statement said this was evident when one noted the sewing centre's role in providing cheaper uniforms for students, which pleased the community.
Ms Vuki said: "We sew girls' uniforms for $8 and boys' sulu and shirts for $5, and we also sew adults' clothing.
"We've been doing this since 2009 and I commend the government for assisting us which is in line with eradicating poverty in rural families like ours."
Lomaiviti provincial administrator Kelepi Kubunameca said the government also provided cement for their seawall project and water tanks. Altogether about $67,000 worth of assistance has been provided to the village.