Monty hunts for work to look after his family

By Nefertiti Matatia ,

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SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Monty Papalii, 19 year old from Nuu-Fou.

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Monty Papalii, 19 year old from Nuu-Fou.

Love of family is one of the factors that would motivate any man.

Meet Monty Papali’i, a 19-year-old from Nuu-Fou.

He comes from a family of eight siblings with six of them still living together, unemployed. 

Mr. Papali’i explained to the Village Voice team that he is keen for any job so he can help.

“I finished school in 2014 at  Malua Fou College,” he said. “I was an Arts student and at the same time had a passion for cars, so I studied being a mechanic at the same time.” 

He used that passion for his first job. 

“I have worked before, but as a bus driver, just for a short while,” he said.

Mr. Papalii mentioned that he has older siblings who live overseas and they are the ones who support their family financially, especially with groceries shopping for the week and bill payments.

 He says he tries to contribute in any way he can for his family.

“Life is expensive today in Samoa and if people do not work, there is a major possibility that they will struggle badly with the increase of the products that we need on the daily basis.

“There were so many of us, but now it is just me, my parents and my three younger brothers who live together with us and the others have moved away,” he added.

Mr. Papalii shared he is trying to move to his uncle in New Zealand so he can start a good future.

“I do not want to go back to school. It is time for me to work and start repaying my parents for the the good they have done. I am the fifth child from nine children.”

Mr. Papalii is certain that being employed will have a great effect on any family and the reason that  people work hard is to give their relatives a more stable life.

For anyone who is eager to help Mr. Papalii, contact the number 7787125.

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