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'Ray of light' for women

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A CENTRE aimed at creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged women — the Ability Shine Production Centre — was opened by Social Welfare Minister Dr Jiko Luveni yesterday.

The new centre, located at the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons (FNCDP) headquarters in Suva, aims to assist grandmothers and people living with disabilities and equipping them with financial strength.

Dr Luveni said the Ability Shine Production Centre was designed to empower disabled persons and produced sanitary napkins for women.

"The sanitary napkins provides a solution to women at an affordable cost and are quality controlled which comply with the health requirements instituted by the Ministry of Health," Dr Luveni said.

"The centre packs and labels the products inhouse and can produce 300 sanitary pads a week so that women have access to affordable and locally made sanitary pads.

"Such commodity promotes better menstrual hygiene and contribute to better maternal morbidity."

FNCDP executive director Dr Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa said this launch was a "ray of light at the end of the tunnel for the women living in the rural areas and those living with disabilities".

More than 300 sanitary pads have been made and sewn already at the centre and would be sold at $2 per packet at the first ever National Women's Expo which begins tomorrow.








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