Mother ready to return to workforce but she needs job

By Sarafina Sanerivi ,

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LOOKING FOR WORK: Leafaitulagi Sauvao Fusi.

LOOKING FOR WORK: Leafaitulagi Sauvao Fusi. (Photo: Sarafina Sanerivi )

Leafaitulagi Sauvao Fusi is looking for a job to provide for her family.

The 28-year-old says life is tough but without a job it is tougher.

“I’m really desperate for a job,” she said.

Sauvao used to work but she quit because of her children when there was no one to look after them.

But now she has found help at home, she is ready to work again.

“Any job I get I will appreciate. I just want to earn for my family especially my children whom I am most concerned about,” she said

Leafaitulagi has two children in school. The youngest stays home.

“This is hard because no one of my family has a formal work to earn enough money.

“As a mother I have to make sure that I can provide for my family especially my kids who are in school.

“We also have family faalavelave which cost us lots of money.”

She added that the faasamoa is hard but it cannot be avoided.

 “We don’t just earn money for ourselves, we have village and church obligations which happens all the time. Those are the most expensive ones nowadays.”

Leafaitulagi agrees that the cost of living is ridiculous especially for people like her who don’t have money.

 “It’s a struggle we face every day.

 “Everything in life is all about money and it seems to be getting worse by the day.” 

If you know any one who can offer Leafaitulagi a job, she can be contacted on 7264818

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