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Transportation a challenge for women

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, August 09, 2014

TRANSPORTATION and the market of goods and produce from the islands to the market are two of the main problems women of Rabi and Kabara face.

The two women's clubs were represented at the Vodafone Arena where they displayed and sold their produce.

Banaban Women's Organisation co-ordinator Arariki Kaake said these problems had been ongoing.

While they were content with the assistance and the development the government provided, she said they hoped transportation problems would be looked into and solution pursued.

"Right now, the only market we sell our produce to will be our neighbours in Cakaudrove or Labasa or if there is an occasion in Savusavu," Mrs Kaake said.

"This expo has given us a great opportunity to market our island- made products.

"With the transportation and market issues looked into, we believe our business will just bloom and we hope the government will look into our plea."

Kabara Women's Club co-ordinator Jimaima Qalo said they hoped their transportation and market problems would also be looked into in the lead up to the general election.

She said at most times, they weren't able to sell their produce because of transport problems and difficulties in attaining a market to sell their carvings.

"We are thankful to the Ministry of Women for this expo where we are able to sell these carvings," Mrs Qalo said.








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