Nothing is impossible if the heart is willing: Uluitoga

Farmer Kalusi Uluitoga plants a tomato seedling at the launch of the Urban Agriculture in Fiji event at his home in Wainibuku, Nasinu. Picture: JONA KONATACI

NOTHING is impossible if the heart is willing.

That is the message 41-year-old Kalusi Uluitoga is potraying despite being in a wheelchair for the past 16 years.

The Momi villager from Tailevu is defying the odds and himself because he is a person with disability and in a wheelchair.

“Looks can be deceiving because for me, I am a man and my late father taught me not to feel sorry for myself or pity myself but to stand up and get things done if I want to become someone in life,” Mr Uluitoga said.

The Fiji Times team met up with Mr Uluitoga who resides at the HART home in Wainibuku, Nasinu, during the launch of the Urban Agriculture in Fiji with the theme ‘Improving Access to Fresh and Healthy Food’.

Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu took the time to also meet him during the launch.

In tears, Mr Uluitoga said he spent two hours daily in his backyard garden where he plants cassava, capsicum, cabbages, dalo and other vegetables.

“I sell them at the Suva Market and I earn about $600 a month,” he said.

“At times, my wife and only son help me out but most days, I work alone because I know despite my disability, my family depend on me so I have to be a man and step up and I will continue working with my hands until I die.”

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