The Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Josefa Koroivueta visited the Tranquil Textiles in Nadi yesterday. Accompanying the Permanent Secretary were the Director Social Welfare, Rupeni Fatiaki and Assistant Director for Child Services, Ela Tukutukulevu.
The visit was made possible through the effective communication between the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa and the Director of Tranquil Textiles, Brad Wilson.
Wilson informed that the company produces knitted garments for school, corporate and work wear sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
“We have a large quantity of redundant knitting yarn which we are prepared to donate, and are looking for an organization that can help assist us to find people in Fiji that can use it to make clothes or other items, for the Fijian communities that are in need,” Mr Wilson commended.
Vuniwaqa highlighted that the Ministry was willing to work closely with Tranquil Textiles in meeting their objective.
With this assistance the Ministry will continue to reach out and assist as many needy families in Fiji as possible to ensure that they are able to access the assistance that they have the potential to convert to a sustainable income for their families.
Vuniwaqa said she appreciates the partnership between the Ministry and Tranquil Textiles which will improve the lives of the senior citizens, persons with disabilities and children in the state homes as well.
Vuniwaqa acknowledged Tranquil Textiles for showing great care and compassion through this timely assistance.