Happiness is life at the plantation

By Aruna Lolani ,

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PLANTATION IS WHERE I FIND HAPPINESS: Tulaga Foe from Saleimoa.

PLANTATION IS WHERE I FIND HAPPINESS: Tulaga Foe from Saleimoa.

Fifty three year old Tulaga Foe from the village of Levi, Saleimoa finds life in the plantation quite amazing and it keeps him happy. 

The Village Voice caught up with him yesterday when he had just finished his daily routine of cleaning up his plantation. 

So many people these days want to make a living by working fancy jobs at big companies and some people just feel that, the right job for them is serving your family and one of those people is Tulaga Foe. 

He is a farmer, who will one day, wants a family of his own but as of right now, Tulaga has put all his energy in helping out his family. 

 “All my brothers and sisters work in different companies but this is my job, working in my plantation everyday,” he says to the Village Voice. 

 “This is my own way of helping out my family because I don’t work. 

 “I supply food from my plantation everyday. 

 “So instead of selling my plants, I feed my family with the work of my own hands. 

Tulaga believes the plantation is the right answer to how expensive the cost of living is these days. 

 “It feels good knowing that you get free food from the plantation everyday, there are taro, bananas and so much more. 

 “It’s always important for me to work hard everyday to clean and tidy it up because this is our source of food, well for most days. 

Tulaga went on to say it saves money when you have the plantation as another alternative for food. 

 “This life is going by so fast and there’s nothing we can’t do about it.

 “We just need to make use of what’s available from our environments. 

Tulaga also said that working hard is an important part of life, he said you work to get what you want and you work so you can survive. 

 “You know my plantation is providing me with everything I need and since it’s my own, I’m free to do whatever I want with it. 

 “I suggest people start thinking about using parts of their lands and environments to start plantations. 

 “It’s the only way you can work with peace even if you have a machete in your hand. 

 “This is how we can escape the expensive cost of living and people really need to think about that and start doing it.”

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