Youth group success

A NUMBER of projects spearheaded by a youth group in Namuka, Macuata, Vanua Levu, have been successful, resulting in financial benefits.

Seninawanawa Youth Club president Esira Nawagalevu said some projects included fishing activities.

“Our fishing activities have been extended to Labasa Town with members selling fish at the Labasa market and the income earned from it is helping us with other operations,” he said.

“We started with just one table at the fish market but now we have secured three tables and the money raked in from this business has been good. So every week we make about $1000 as our profit and about $4000 in a month, so we are doing very well.

“From the profits we have made since July last year, we have managed to pay the deposit for a second-hand carrier to transport our fish to Labasa.

“We have been growing fast and increase in the sale of fish is proving lucrative for our youth club,” Mr Nawagalevu said.

“Our goal is to double the sale of fish in the next year and also to recruit more members.”

Last week, the club received $2500 from the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation.

Mr Nawagalevu said the money would be used to purchase two outboard motor boats.

“We will also buy more fishing gear and we plan to secure tables at the Bailey bridge in Suva to sell our products from there soon,” he said.

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation executive Ambalika Devi said most youth clubs assisted with funding have proved to be successful.

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