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Our new stock have arrived just in time for Christmas

Posted by Julie Ah-Ken on

Our new stock have arrived just in time for Christmas

Our brand new big shell necklace and earrings set, and laufala bags with matching jewellery boxes have arrived.  Just in time before Christmas!  Early Christmas shopping before the rush.  Also available on our website www.thenofotane.com or our facebook page, Nofotane SVSG.  

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From humble beginnings to Financial Independence - The Nofotane Project

Posted by Julie Ah-Ken on

From humble beginnings to Financial Independence - The Nofotane Project

The SVSG Samoa project for Sustainable Income Generation and Self Employment of Nofotane SVSG, part of the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality (2016 – 2018) it provides livelihood training workshops for over 5,000 unemployed Nofotane women. The Steering committees for this visited the Nofotane shop located within the SVSG Samoa office in Apia, the committee saw some of the products that were created by the women who attended the Nofotane training that started in 2016. Some of these Nofotane women have overcome domestic violence, poverty and discrimination to rise above it and become financially independent for the betterment of...

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Lesina Saumani

Posted by Julie Ah-Ken on

Lesina Saumani

Lesina is a 46 year old  mother of 4 (2 older children working overseas and 2 younger ones attending school in Samoa), from Laulii.   Lesina is one of the Star Earners of the Nofotane Program, an initiative by Samoa Victim Support Group since 2016, to address violence against women, through economic empowerment. It has been 10 years now since Lesina walked away from a violent relationship with her husband, and returned home. Lesina knew that she needed a plan to ensure that her 4 children and an elderly mother are cared for. Putting her weaving skills into practice, Lesina started...

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Kuinilisi Charlie Vatau Leu

Posted by Annette Chang on

Kuinilisi Charlie Vatau Leu

Kuinilisi is a mother of 7 from Palauli, Savaii.  She is a hard working woman willing to do what is best for her children.  Her skills allowed her to create her own home business. Hand weaving necklaces and earrings using Samoa native plants and shells.  Kuinilisi, catches the ferry to Upolu three times a week to sell her hand-made products on the streets and deliver to the Nofotane shop. Her hard work has allowed her children to go to school and put food on the table. She wants nothing more but to see a successful future for her family.

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