You just need to believe in what you do

By Aruna Lolani ,

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VEGETABLE PLANTATION MAKES GOOD MONEY: Iosefa Maioa and his children.

VEGETABLE PLANTATION MAKES GOOD MONEY: Iosefa Maioa and his children.

Iosefa Maioa is a man who believes in the work of his own hands.

The 47-year-old is a farmer and in his plantation he has green beans, cucumbers and other vegetables.

Mr. Maioa is the father of four children and he resigned from work a long time ago because he wanted to develop his own family with the work that he does in the plantation; planting and growing all kinds of vegetables that his family can eat as well as sell to other people.

In fact, he was on his way to deliver an order of green beans and cucumbers to one of his customers when Village Voice caught up with him yesterday. 

“Back when I had a job, I suddenly realized that I could make more money from the farming life so I decided to stay home and work on perfecting my own skills in my plantation.”

“As you can, all these green beans and cucumbers are for one of my clients; she’s always ordering these from me.” 

“It’s good money because one bundle of green beans costs $4.00.”

Mr. Maioa is a proud man that his hard work has paid off.

“I don’t have any regrets about leaving my old working life behind because I’d rather work on my own than work for any company.”

“I hear a lot of people complaining about how hard life is, but no one ever said it was going to be easy.”

“But to me, I don’t think life is hard, it’s only hard if you don’t work to help yourself and others.”

“When God created the first two humans on earth, he put them in a plantation so plantation life is not something new to us. Life in the plantation is nothing to me because we started from this from the beginning of time.” 

“That’s the kind of thinking that keeps me going every day.”

“You just need to believe in something to work for every day and that will get you far.” 

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