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Villagers collect $30k

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, June 30, 2014

DESPITE limited income opportunities, villagers of Mali Island have put aside their challenges and committed themselves to raise funds for an electrification project.

Through the Mali Day held in Labasa on Friday, villagers got together to help raise $30,000, which was their contribution to the project.

Project co-ordinator Seru Moce said the 400 people on the island needed electricity.

"We have electricity in Labasa but we don't have it on our island which is only a five-minute boat ride away from the main land," he said.

"Right now we are using generators and lanterns to supply light at night in homes. The villagers, in a village meeting, have decided to raise funds for the electrification project.

"This will benefit everyone especially students who need to use electricity to study at night."


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