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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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Soloau Tui

Posted by Julie Ah-Ken on

Soloau Tui

  Soloau is a mother of 5 and was taught how to weave by her grandmother. However, she only ever made fine mats for the purpose of using it in traditional ceremonies such as weddings or funerals, so it was not something she considered as a business opportunity. Instead, Solau and her family sold coconutswhich they picked from the plantation every day. Life was very difficult for her and her family back then; her greatest struggle was being able to support her five children. When the Nofotane Program was introduced in her village in 2018, she was inspired by the...

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