Mother desperate for a job

By Talimalie Uta ,

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LOOKING FOR WORK: Taliilagi Meki, 44, of Fasito’o-uta.

LOOKING FOR WORK: Taliilagi Meki, 44, of Fasito’o-uta. (Photo: Talimalie Uta)

As a mother, you know your family needs you.

And they need you not just to provide but also to nurture.

It is in the providing part that worries 44-year-old Taliilagi Meki of Fasitoo uta.

Married to Tooloa Meki, the mother of five is unemployed. Her husband is also unemployed. 

“My children is the reason why I’m still carrying on in this life, even though it’s getting really tough,” she said. 

“They remind me of why this life is given to me because they are my purpose for living. Eventhough we may not have enough but the work we put in to make it through is more than enough.” 

Taliilagi knows that the cost of living is expensive.

That is why she is also looking for a job.

“To be honest, I really need a job,” she said. “I don’t care if it’s small money at least its money

“Given the situation that we are in right now, I’m not ashamed to share this with you but we no longer have access to water because it was disconnected last year.

“We didn’t pay our water bill; we can’t afford it. It was $1,400 and we are living on fetching water from our neighbors.

“So a job will help us in so many ways. It’s true we can earn money from the plantation but it takes time.

Asked what kind of job she can do, she said: “I am good at, cleaning, babysitting, serving at a restaurant, caretaker, any kind of job, you name and I’ll do it.

“As long as it’s a job, I’ll do it with honesty and integrity. Given the stage that my family is in right now, I have no other option but to take whatever job I can get.

The 44-year-old knows the equation.

“If you don’t work you don’t eat,” she said. “We are living in those days where everything is considered work then you will get it, if not your family will starve to death.”

 “For that reason, I really need a job, not only for the sake of my children but to provide for all the necessities needed in our home.”

If you can help her with a job, call 762279.

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