It was a sea of colors as women from around the country displayed their works of art at the much Anticipated 5th Fiji National Women’s Expoheld today at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala Bay.
With this years theme: Think Equal, Build Smart, and Innovate for Change. The Expo aims to Empower Fijian Artisans especially women living in Rural and Maritime areas around the Country.
Traveling all the way from Mali Island in Macuata, VanuaLevu, Adi Arieta Kabu is excited to be part of the event selling Mali mats, coconut oil that is unique to her island home and other varieties of handicraft.
For Rotuman Native-Marseu Rafai who has been an Artisan for the past 30 years is encouraging women to use local materials around them to earn a living.
Minister for Women-Mereseini Vuniwaqa says the Women’s Expo is an unique program that stems from the Fijian Government’s commitment to promote Economic participation for all Fijians
Chief Guest at the event-First Lady-Sarote Konrote says the Expo aims to develop and empower women to participate in the economic sector of the Nation. Over 500 women Exhibitors from around the country are part of the 3 day Expo that will end on Friday.