Fiji Sun: Linking Women To The Business World

Empowering women in rural and remote communities is the core function of a local organisation – Rise Beyond the Reef.

In partnership with Westpac Bank in Fiji, the women’s group showcased a number of craftwork made by its members at the recent Fiji Tourism Expo in Denarau, Nadi.

The items on display were bags, baskets, mats, etc – all hand-woven – that were on sale at the expo.

The organisation, driven to generate income for its women members, was co-founded by an American woman, Janet Lotawa, who is married local man Semi Lotawa, from Nalotawa Village in Ba.

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