Mother hunts for job to help her family

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DETERMINED TO HELP HER FAMILY: Valaauina Ioane.

DETERMINED TO HELP HER FAMILY: Valaauina Ioane.

Miracles don’t just happen on their own.

If we are desperate, a miracle will happen when we work hard and do the best we can.

For Vala’auina Ioane, a mother of two, she’s hoping for a miracle as she seeks a job to help support her family.

“This life is not about sitting around and expecting a miracle to feed your children and your family from day to day,” Vala’auina told the Village Voice.

“I know life nowadays is all about money, and as a mother, I know that this is the right time for me to find a job.”

She said her husband was the only one in the family who worked.

“Our eldest son is two years old and the other one is almost one-year-old,” Vala’auina said.

“We live with my husband’s family here at Si’usega and I know life is getting harder and harder especially when only one person provides for the family.”

Vala’auina used to work as a babysitter back in the days.

“When I got pregnant with my second child that’s when I quit, plus it’s kind of far from where we are staying now.

“Now I’m ready to find another job and I’m looking for the right one for me.”

She believes that life is all about money.

“This is especially when you live in these areas where we don’t have enough land to work on,” Vala’auina said. 

Her biggest challenges are the cost of living, trying to accommodate the expenses for her children and trying to meet the other financial demands. 

But Vala’auina feels her children’s future is far more important than anything else. 

“The cost of living is far beyond the moon but every parent should take their children as their first priority.

“I tell you, it’s not easy raising a family but trusting in the Lord makes it easier most of the time. 

“I think every parent especially mothers do the same because most do not mind the struggles they go through now to make sure that their children are educated and succeed in life.

“To be honest, I don’t want my children to suffer.”

She believes that if we play our part as parents and work for the good of our children’s future then we’ll reap what we sow.

“Raising children and guiding them into the right path and education for a bright future is of course everyone’s responsibility,” Vala’auina said. 

And that belief is not further from the truth because the younger generation are the future of Samoa. If you want to help Vala’auina, contact her on 7638304.

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