Pride in working for the family

By Ilia L Likou ,

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SERVE YOUR FAMILY: Sefo Sefo from Faleasi’u.

SERVE YOUR FAMILY: Sefo Sefo from Faleasi’u.

Sefo Sefo from the village of Faleasi’u believes that serving your family is a blessing.

Speaking to the Village Voice team, Sefo said he’s blessed to help his family and to serve his parents at the same time.

Sefo is not married and stays with his parents.

“I’m not ready to have a family of my own yet but I love the idea of having something to do to help out the family I have right now,” the youngest of eight siblings said.

“I have a plantation on the outer side of the village and I need to develop what I have first and make more money out of it later on, but my parents are my first priority.

“I come here to the plantation to work and collect whatever I can find that I think is good enough to help my family.

“I worked before but because my parents are getting older, that’s why I’ve decided to stay home and plant whatever I know that will help to support my family.

“Which is why you caught me here on this side of the village.

“I’m proud of what I’m doing for my family.”

He believes the important thing in this world is to have something that you can do to help yourself, help your family and other people as well.

“The most important thing in the world is family and love, we all know that no matter what happens in life or what struggles we’re going through, it’s imperative to never lose connections with our family especially our parents,” he says.

“That’s why we need to take care of them first for they are a gift that we’re given at birth, and nothing should ever come before the relationships that we have with our family.”

The 21-year-old said he valued the land that his family had because it’s a blessing from  their forefathers.

“I don’t know why people have a hard time working the land, but to me, it’s fun because I can work the land whenever I feel like, and I’m my own boss,” he said.

“For me, it’s not hard if you put your mind into what you’re doing, with a great love in your heart.

“It’s all about how you make use of what you already have and how you use that to contribute to your family.”

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