Samoa is blessed with an abundance of natural resources.
Malosi Ioane, a father of four from the village of Aele told the Village Voice team yesterday that his work made him realise how blessed our country was.
“I work at a place where they pack and export crops,” the 49-year-old said.
“We also travel to rural places to collect crops and that’s how we see people work on their plantation almost every day.”
Mr. Ioane also shared about the breadfruit harvesting season.
“This made us realize that we have everything here and we don’t need to depend on imports for survival.”
The only problem Mr. Ioane commented on was the expensive cost of living.
“Life here in Samoa is getting very expensive and the only solution is to go back and work our land so we can export and make money from what we have.
“People are complaining about the cost of living but trust me it won’t make any difference at all, we just have to put in the work needed.”
Mr. Ioane also acknowledged his employer for their role in helping the people of Samoa.
“For me I am personally proud of the people who are bringing their crops to us so we can pack and export them.
“Not only will it provide money for them, it is also an opportunity to let the world have a taste of what grows from our soil.”
Mr. Ioane added money did not grow on trees.
“You have to work hard in order to fight the expensive cost of living, our land is a blessing and so are we.”