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Access to better facilities

Luke Nacei
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

RURAL women market vendors will soon be able to enjoy accessible and secure facilities in a new double storey accommodation and resources centre in Nausori.

The project funded by Market for Change project will also include a new accommodation for Namaka market as well.

Market for change women representative Aleta Miller said the efforts were done to improve the lives of market vendor women.

"Up to 90 per cent of market vendors in the Pacific are women and their earnings often make up a significant push and incomes in many household in Pacific nations," Ms Miller said.

She said both market places would have disability access and disability family facility included in the accommodation centre.

"It really encourages me that women market vendors are participating in the design process in the market with Ministry of Local Government and the councils.

"This inclusive approach will result in improve market facilities for everybody ensuring that women market vendors have access to improved market conditions," she said.

"For us UN Women getting women back on their feet after a disaster and work to ensure that women have the opportunity to improve their lives and advance economically its foundational to all of our work."








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