A donation from the heart

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Sister Maureen Mokaya thanked Sleepwell International's General Manager, Teleiai James Potoi for the first mattress.

Sister Maureen Mokaya thanked Sleepwell International's General Manager, Teleiai James Potoi for the first mattress.

Sleepwell International’s management promised that their first mattress produced from their factory at Vaitele would be donated to Mapuifagalele’s home for the elderly and they fulfilled that promise last week. 

General Manager, Teleiai James Potoi. emphasized that “Sleepwell International is not looking for any commercial benefits from donating the mattresses to Mapuifagalele but purely wanting to give back to the community especially for our elderly citizens and for the hard work that the nuns at Mapuifagalele provide for them.”

Sleepwell believes the citizens at Mapuifagalele should enjoy a more comfortable and a more relaxing rest when going to bed any time of the day. 

Sleepwell has not started mass production of beds yet but has initially produced few mattresses as a trial run to enable the local staff to be trained by Sala George Lutu (one of the owners of Sleepwell International) and his team from New Zealand. The Sleepwell team has put much emphasis on producing top quality mattresses that are of New Zealand standard. 

Sleepwell International is a joint venture between SSAB and Sleepwell NZ to make beds in Samoa mainly for the export market. Sleepwell International has taken over part of the premises at Vaitele which used to be part of Yazaki EDS factory which recently closed down. 

Sister Maureen Mokaya spoke on behalf of everyoneat Mapuifagalele to express her sincere appreciation to the General Manager of Sleepwell, Teleiai James Potoi, management and staff of Sleepwell International.  

“Thank you for having our elderly people at Mapuifagalele as your first users of the first ever mattresses produced by your company here inn Samoa. We will continue to pray for God’s blessings, love and prosperity upon your company and your families”, said Sister Maureen Mokaya. 

Sleepwell wishes all Samoans here and abroad a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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