CATERING

SELL­ING FOOD FOR FAM­ILY

Fiji Sun - - Nation - MERELEKI NAI Edited by Percy Kean Feed­back: [email protected]­jisun.com.fj

ANadi fam­ily is not wait­ing for help to come to their doorstep.

They have taken the ini­tia­tive and de­cided to set up a new eatery and bar­beque busi­ness. To their sur­prise it is at­tract­ing many cus­tomers.

The aroma, fil­ter­ing out from their busi­ness lo­cated at Nav­oci Vil­lage be­side the Queen’s High­way has been lur­ing peo­ple to their makeshift eatery.

The fam­ily busi­ness con­sists of seven male cousins whose wives take turns do­ing daily sales at their road­side stall.

One of the moth­ers, Kuini Tale, 63, said that their plan to start the busi­ness started four weeks

ago and was work­ing well in their bid to sup­port re­spec­tive fam­i­lies and em­power them­selves. “We sup­port each fam­ily re­gard­ing chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion. It helps with some of our daily needs and for any con­tri­bu­tion to the vil­lage,” Mrs Tale said.

“My seven daugh­ters-in-law take turns ev­ery­day do­ing sales. Some of the fam­ily mem­bers are not work­ing so the in­come we earn from here re­ally helps.” She said the next step would be to reg­is­ter their busi­ness and ob­tain a li­cence to com­ply with reg­u­la­tions.

Mrs Tale said they sold pas­tries for break­fast in the morn­ing, lunch and af­ter­noon tea serv­ing pies, cup cakes, pud­dings, samosa, ba­nana and choco­late cakes. “In the evening till mid­night my sons sell bar­beque.

“The busi­ness is go­ing well and it has been three weeks now since it started,” she said.

“A lot of our cus­tomers are driv­ers who travel early in the morn­ing. They come here to have their break­fast be­fore they con­tinue their jour­ney.”

De­spite her age she feels grate­ful be­ing able to con­trib­ute to her fam­ily in­come and wel­fare.

We sup­port each fam­ily re­gard­ing chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion. It helps with some of our daily needs and for any con­tri­bu­tion to the vil­lage. Kuini Tale Mother

Photo: Mereleki Nai

From left: Ratu Apenisa, Meredani Beta, Kuini Tale, Mere­seini Davu and Ti­tilia Nasau at their makeshift eatery at Nav­oci Vil­lage in Nadi on Au­gust 15, 2019.

Photo: Mereleki Nai

Kuini Tale.

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