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First-timer enjoys fulfilling experience at festival

Shayal Devi
Saturday, September 28, 2013

THIS year is the first time Raijieli Lako is selling her jewellery and handicraft items at the University of Fiji Sugar Festival.

And she said the experience has been fulfilling so far.

"I chose to come to the Sugar Festival because it always draws a huge crowd and I knew this would be good for business," Ms Lako said.

"I am selling an array of bracelets, necklaces and some hand-made bilo and coconut bracelets."

Ms Lako said she depended on selling handicraft pieces to support her family so the festival was a great opportunity to showcase her creative pieces to a wider audience.

"I actually thought this year would bring a lot more people but we will just wait for the final days.

"Friday was actually a very good day for my business."

Ms Lako, a resident of California Rd, Lautoka, said her family was very supportive of her work and helped out whenever possible.