Happy to help our family

By Vatapuia Maiava ,

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DOING THEIR PART IN THE FAMILY: Lasi Vise and Ruth Tasese out selling their fans.

DOING THEIR PART IN THE FAMILY: Lasi Vise and Ruth Tasese out selling their fans. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

The young girts, Lasi Vise, 14, and  Ruth Tasese, 8,  were spotted yesterday waving hand-held fans along the road at Siumu.

Asked what they were doing, they said they were trying to sell their fans to help out with their families.

The girls said they attended the Tafitoala Primary School during the week, and on Saturdays they sold fans.

“We started selling these fans after school,” they told the Sunday Samoan.”

They also said they did not mind selling them, and that they were quite happy with the “little money” they were making to help their families.

The girls say they are given eight fans each and they sell them for $5. 

The money they make go towards the food. 

“We do this to help with the food,” they said. 

“We finished selling all our fans last week and we made $75. 

“We were then rewarded with $2 each from our uncle.”

The said: “We have a big family.

“We like selling these fans because we want to do our part to help out the family.   

“So our uncle makes these fans and then we walk along the road and sell them.”

Asked how life in the village was, they said: “Life in the village is great.

“Everything is simple and easy. We go to school, we do our homework, we do our chores, and then we go on he street on Saturday and sell sell fans.

‘Life is great.

“We are happy to help.”

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