IT'S hoped the advantages brought about by the distribution of sewing machines, a bale of cloth, and other equipment to the mothers club of Draiba Primary School will be twofold.
The items were given to the group by Courts Fiji and Women's Minister Dr Jiko Luveni.
Courts marketing director Anil Senewirante said they were honoured to be part of Dr Luveni's efforts to eradicate poverty and empowering women throughout Fiji.
He said he hoped the items would not only assist mothers in providing their children with uniforms but also create a source of income for them.
Dr Luveni thanked the company for its help and revealed the donors were also going to provide special trainers to assist the ministry's trainers and club members in learning to use the machines.
She said while the children of club members needed uniforms and handkerchiefs, women could also sew dresses and clothing articles which they could sell and derive income from.
Club president Salote Lacabuka thanked the ministry and Courts and urged the members to remain steadfast in their efforts to meet the club's objectives. "We are very happy with what we've received and we'd like Courts to keep in touch with us and advise us on how we turn our sewing skills into a business."