You don’t have to earn big bucks to make a difference.
Ask Suega Fata Fisaga, a chief and farmer, and he will tell you why.
Suega heads a team of pineapple farmers who work on more than 10 acres of land owned by Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa.
The 38-year-old from Afega said his role as the breadwinner serves to care and provide for his family.
“I start work at six in the morning until seven in the evening. I only work five days a week. There are times when I struggle because it is not easy to work in the sun. To always wake up early in the morning, work and sweat throughout the day,” Suega told the Village Voice team.
“One could only consider how tiresome that is. For me, my family is the main reason that gives me the will to endure it all. In any form of labor there will always be difficulties but through endless prayers, God will provide the strength to carry on.’
“I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to be employed. Nowadays, so many people struggle to have access through financial support. It doesn’t help with the high cost of living, neither is it wise to sit around and waste time when it should be spent wisely.”
“I advise the youth especially our people who are unemployed to seek employment so they can contribute in developing their families, instead of resorting to doing absolutely nothing about their current situation.”
Mr. Fisaga also said that he has been a farmer for eight years.
He said being employed helped to cater for financial needs, like school fees for his children, family commitments and especially food supplies.