From Va-i-moana Lodge with love

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Christmas is a time of giving and that is not restricted to people in Upolu.

The residents of the big island of Savai’i are also into full swing with presents and all for their loved ones.

But they’re not just thinking about the people of Savai’i.

For the owners of Va-i-moana Seaside Lodge at Auala, Rosie and Saleimoa Vaai, they thought about the hard work put in by the Little Sisters of the Poor at Mapuifagalele and they decided to do something about it.

So as part of the Savai’i Samoa Tourism Association (S.S.T.A) Keep Savai’i Clean campaign, Va-i-moana used the opportunity to raise funds for the Home.

A HELPING HAND FROM SAVAI’I: Staff members of the Va-i-moana Seaside Lodge with residents of the Home at Mapuifagalele.
A HELPING HAND FROM SAVAI’I: Staff members of the Va-i-moana Seaside Lodge with residents of the Home at Mapuifagalele.

They initiated a cleanathon sponsorship campaign which received lots of support.

“We do various community projects and this was one of them.”  In the end, the campaign raised $3,000 and Va-i-moana added another $1,000 for a total donation of$4,000 for the home which was presented this week. 

On top of that, they also took in some fruits, taro, banana, taamu for them.

“We would like to use the opportunity as well thank all our guests, family and friends who donated to our campaign.”

The donation was accepted by Sister Sera and Little Sisters of the Poor who expressed their heartfelt thank you to Rosie, Saleimoa Vaai and the team at Va-i-Moana.

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