AN early Christmas it was for the women of Kia Island as good Samaritans arrived at their doorsteps yesterday giving them sets of bras.
The women considered themselves blessed because the cost of the bras they freely received was between $60 and $140 each.
Losalini Bulinaviu, a women's group leader on the island, said the Christmas gift was a need for many village women.
"Most of the time we don't see the importance of wearing bras and so some women just go without it even when they go to town," Mrs Bulinaviu said.
"It is a common attitude especially among women in villages maybe because we stay at home and don't work but that should not be the case.
"When this group of women came to give out the bras, they spoke to us about the purpose of their donation to the communities and I must say we are so blessed in Kia to receive the bras especially when it is expensive."
Former Fiji resident Naomi Roberts has been in the North this week distributing bras to women in villages of the provinces of Cakaudrove, Macuata and Bua.