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Startup for single mothers

August 23, 2019 11:09 am

Single mothers who graduate from the Solo Moms Project are given assistance in starting up their business.

International Needs Fiji Executive Director Tomasi Raiviu says 52 mothers have graduated from the project in the last five years.

Raiviu says the three months of training enables the women to have a more stable standing in communities with skills in baking, cooking, sewing and jewelry and handicraft making.

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Raiviu adds they are given assistance to start up their own businesses, provided they meet certain requirements during training.

“Basically if you are doing skills on either baking, sewing, cooking we provide start-up packs based on your choice of skills and we give it to them if they meet all the requirements of the program. There are certain requirements in the program that they will need to meet before they qualify to graduate and also get a start-up pack from the organization.”

He says some of these women have started up their own businesses, some have gone back to complete their studies and others are now able to financially support their families.

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