Fiji Time: 1:18 AM on Tuesday 1 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Island delegates lament challenges in handicraft sales

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Monday, August 11, 2014

TRANSPORTATION and the lack of markets are two of the major problems faced by the women of Kabara, Lau.

And they hope the upcoming general election will be a way to advocate these two major issues to improve their lives in the village.

Jimaima Qalo of Naikeleyaga Village, Kabara, said they were proud to be part of the National Women's Expo because they were able to send a message across to other women on the issues.

"We face difficulties like poor source of income and we sell handicrafts to the middlemen in Suva — sometimes we were not able to sell to them because the sales aren't good in Suva and it takes long before they come back to us to buy again," Mrs Qalo said.

"We are so lucky to be part of this expo because we are able to sell some of these handicrafts and at least let other women know the various kinds of handicaft items we make and sell back at home in Kabara. This expo has been really encouraging and we hope more of this will be done in the future so we get a chance to sell the handicraft items we have in the village."







Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62100.6020
JPY 57.730954.7309
GBP 0.30440.2964
EUR 0.42040.4084
NZD 0.73260.6996
AUD 0.65960.6346
USD 0.47190.4549

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Leaders hit back at PM
  2. Fear of losing iTaukei language
  3. 43 on radar
  4. Task at hand
  5. Police hunt for con artists
  6. New ride at Sugar Festival
  7. Firewalkers end 10-day prayers
  8. Talks to divest government shares
  9. Festival rakes in dollars
  10. 756 victims of violence

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  2. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  4. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  5. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  6. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  7. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)
  9. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)
  10. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)