Fiji Time: 12:33 PM on Saturday 28 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Project provides 2000 bras for women

Tevita Vuibau
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

WOMEN of Kiuva and Viwa villages were all smiles over the weekend when they were fitted for bras by the aptly named Uplift Project.

Each woman present was fitted with four bras with the project giving about 2000 bras to the women.

Laughter and cheers filled the room each time an elderly woman turned around dancing in delight to face other women of all ages who gathered in the Kiuva Village hall in Tailevu.

In Viwa Village, the women burst into song and cheers as relatives stood up to be fitted.

This was a familiar sight in each village as women tried on bras of different colours and styles which they would never think of buying in stores or even second-hand shops.

All the women's sizes were available from the smallest cup size to the biggest, and no one from the budding stage to the elderly left the room disappointed.

The bras had brand names like Bendon, Berlei, Bonds and others, and most still had tags and prices on which women would check with a look of disbelief on their faces because of the exorbitant prices.

Kiuva Women's Club secretary Lusiana Marama said the gift by the Uplift Project would help the women with their health and help ease part of the family financial burdens for the feminine needs.

"The arrival of the team was unexpected and a surprise for us," she said.

"And the 'bra' even though insignificant connected us and brought all of us together at once — from the young women to the grandmothers. I believe this is a blessing for us because of financial constraints each family cannot afford to meet this need all at once."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji start Hong Kong 7s with comfy win
  2. NZ take first step to defending Hong Kong sevens title
  3. Record Hong Kong kicks off with a bang
  4. Medical error
  5. DJs in the city
  6. Dining hall brings sense of comfort
  7. Province plans to visit sons, chief
  8. ITaukei inmates top numbers
  9. Lions down Reds 18-17 in Super Rugby
  10. Hurricanes beat Rebels for 6th rugby win

Top Stories this Week

  1. Miracle baby Sunday (22 Mar)
  2. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  3. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  4. All hope gone Monday (23 Mar)
  5. 'No' to adopted child Monday (23 Mar)
  6. The man who was the champ Monday (23 Mar)
  7. Kepa clarifies position Tuesday (24 Mar)
  8. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  9. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  10. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)