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Market for her work

Torika Tokalau
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LEJIPA Waqanitoga now has a market to display and sell her homemade beaded jewellery.

The 60-year-old mother of three from Laucala Beach took advantage of Westpac Microfinance Market at the Downtown Boulevard on Saturday.

"I used to have a stall at the Flea Market a few years ago but I got sick and had to take a break from making beaded jewellery for three years," she said.

"After I recovered I got back to making these jewelleries and I was praying for a market where I could display my talent and sell them too."

She said she heard about the market from a friend and the no fee to sell products was the biggest draw card for her.

"It's encouraging to have markets like this that give people like me who make things, opportunities to display our talent and sell our products."

Westpac's Eseta Nadakuitavuki said they had recorded more than 50 sellers at the market.

"We've had such good feedback from people and this year we have planned to hold 12 markets, alternating between Saturday markets and night markets," Ms Nadakuitavuki said.

She said their markets were free for those who wanted to sell their products, but people would need to bring their own tables and chairs.








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