July 24, 2013

Sewing machine distribution to end in September

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

THE distribution of sewing machines to all villages in the country by the Ministry of Women is expected to be completed in September this year.

This was revealed by the Minister for Women, Dr Jiko Luveni, while meeting with villagers of Raranibulubulu in Macuata on Monday afternoon.

Dr Luveni said all women's groups and villages in Fiji would have two sewing machines each come September.

"We have been distributing machines to villages and women's groups and very soon, we will complete our distribution," Dr Luveni said.

"The machines are purposely given out to help those beneficiaries with their livelihood. Women can sew clothes for sale or sew for family use.

"This is part of government's assistance in helping people live a normal life that is free of poverty."

In regards to education, Dr Luveni urged villagers to spend more time helping their children with their school work.

"When your children come back from school, prepare them tea and let them have some leisure time before you sit down with them and go through whatever he or she has learnt in school that particular day.

"Jobs nowadays are hard to find but one important point I always stress out is that, children must study to the highest level of education and if they can't find jobs, they can return to their homes to develop their land."

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