People say money can’t buy happiness.
But we cannot live without money. That much is true.
Meet Toa Tupa’i, 30, from Falelauniu who used to work until his wife got sick and he is still unemployed now.
The Village Voice team met Mr. Tupa’i while on his way to collect firewood for his family yesterday morning.
Mr. Tupa’i mentioned to Village Voice that he is looking for a job right now in order to provide for his family.
“I used to work at the CeCe’s Bingo before but then my wife got sick and I never went back to work.”
“The money I use to make from my job was not enough at all and that was one of the reasons I never went back to work in the first place.”
Mr. Tupa’i said he had one son who lived with his family at Falelauniu.
Mr. Tupa’i also shared the type of work and working skills he possessed in order to help him find a job.
“I love working and I am a hard working person,” he said.
“I am a friendly person and a fast learner as well.”
Mr. Tupa’i said he was looking for a job because his only son would soon attend school and he really needed money to support him.
“Nowadays it has been really hard dealing with the expensive cost of living and that is why I’m looking for a job to help out with my family as well as supporting my son.”
“My son will be starting school next year and I am seeking and hoping for a job so I can be able to support him with his schooling expenses.”
Mr. Tupa’i added he was also hoping to get a job real soon so he could support his family, obligations and church.
“Samoa is getting expensive and as we are also supporting our families and church as well, so basically money is everything.”