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Women charity group sew clothes, raise funds for elderly

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ITEMS worth $480 were given to residents of the Golden Age Home last Thursday.

This was an initiative taken by the members of Tore Women's Group of Lovu, Lautoka, and treasurer Tara Mati said this was possible through government's handing over of sewing machines for income generating purposes in 2012.

She said they decided to give the residents something that would last them a while and using the sewing machines to make clothing for the elderly was ideal.

"All the ladies got together and decided to help out with this initiative," she said.

"We donated facial powder, lotion, flip flops and shoes, undergarments, combs, mirrors, dresses, tops, skirts, trousers, shirts, socks and healthy snacks.

"We have 13 members who have worked hard for the past three months in getting the materials sewn."

She said finance came from the women themselves.

"We will now have another meeting to see what is next for us and if we will have more donations as well."

Mrs Mati said since the formation of the women's group, they also provided food to the residents.


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