The newly self-employed nofotane women of Savaii are hosting a Nofotane Market for Father’s Day at the Salelologa Market today.
Following the official closing of the Nofotane Project late July, these empowered women continued in their new role as breadwinners for their families.
And what better day to show their husbands that they are there to support, to help, and to care, other than on Father’s Day.
The colorful products on sale at the market attest to the empowered nofotane women’s innovative and creativity. It highlighted women with improved self-esteem as they rise up to support their husbands and their families through the work of their hands.
According to Fouvale Moafanua an elderly nofotane woman of Faletagaloa Safune age 70 years old, who is selling different products that she has printed, sewn and woven “this business is now assisting me in raising my children, paying for their school fees, and all things needed for my family. For so long, I have wanted to be a part of Samoa Victim Support Group to help others, but little did I know that I will be empowered through the nofotane program and become one of the program’s beneficiaries. Thank you SVSG for being a great help to our people.”
SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang and some of the staff are in Savaii to support the Nofotane Women’s Father’s Day Market. “For our community in Savaii, please visit the nofotane entrepreneur at the Salelologa Market, buy their products and support their new business ventures, as part of their gifts to their husbands and families for Father’s Day.” Siliniu Lina Chang
A special acknowledgement of the commitment and the dedication from the SVSG village representatives from Savaii who coordinated this event and continued to support the empowered nofotane women through their presence at the Market. Malo le fai o le faiva. Fa’afetai le tautua fa’atamalii.
President of SVSG Samoa