SELLING FOOD FOR FAMILY
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
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.