The answer to addressing the high cost of living nowadays is to work hard.
For Atonio Pati of Moamoa, he is diligently looking for work.
He knows nothing can be achieved by doing nothing and expecting life to turn out merrier in the end.
“We must work, work and work as long as we live,” he said.
The man from Moamoa met the Village Voice team while on his way to pick up his son from school.
“The cost of living in Samoa is high and expensive at the moment and I guess it depends on how much the person spends.
“I live together with my parents, my wife and kid and one older brother and his wife.”
He says he is looking for a job to cope with the cost of living as well as to support him and his family.
“Right now I think the best way to cope with this high cost of living is getting a job to help my family’s source of income.
“I am very good with carpentry work and would love to get hired by any construction company if needed.”
Atonio said his wife was the one supporting him and their child with whatever she earned from her job.
He is responsible for taking their son to school every day.
“Our son is in primary school and that is my job right now, I am the one who’s responsible for dropping and picking him up from school and cooking here at home.”
Atonio also acknowledged the brotherhood bond and the positive side of living together with his brother.
“I am grateful because my brother and his wife are both working so sometimes if I don’t have money I will ask him and that’s how we are most of the time.
“I am hoping to get a job as soon as possible so I can help and assist my family with the high cost of living in Samoa.”
If you want to help Atonio, contact him on 729-0779.