Lealali Lealali needs help.
The 21-year-old from Faleula is looking for a job to support his family financially.
He was on his way to his plantation yesterday morning when he caught up with Village Voice.
“I am not working at the moment but the only thing I am doing right now is working my plantation and this is my normal routine every day,” he said.
“We don’t sell things from our plantation, we just use it to provide food for our family.”
Mr. Lealali said only one person in his family is employed.
“My father is the only person in our family that has a job and basically that’s our family’s only source of income,” he said.
“So working at the plantation is my only contribution to support my family because I don’t have a job to earn money.”
Mr. Lealali laments the lack of job opportunities available to people like himself.
“Life here in Samoa is already hard and to me finding a job is extremely difficult especially for people like me who do not have the highest qualifications,” he said.
But this will not stop him from continuing to hunt for a job.
“If I get a job, I will be helping my father support our family together because life in Samoa is getting expensive. Everything is about money here in Samoa.”
“And for this work as well I can come here whatever time I want and go back home whenever I want to, and I think that will not happen when I get a job.”
Mr. Lealali also added that he is ready to take any job that comes his way because he really needs money for Christmas season.
“I am just desperate for any job now not only to get money for my family but also Christmas season is coming and I really want to have money to buy things that I want.”