Update: 11:55AM SLEEPING on pavements and in the open cold should now be a distant memory for rural vendors at the Nadi Municipal Market now that a new overnight facility was opened this morning.
Construction of the accommodation block began in April.
The project was jointly undertaken by the Nadi Town Council and the
United Nations Womens market for change project (M4C), costing over $8000.
It is specifically for rural women vendors
who travel from the hinterlands to sell their produce in Nadi.
The M4C Project has been a central feature of the UN Women Pacifics
Women Economic Empowerment Program.