Sometimes, it’s just too hard
Enosa Finau, a 47-year-old father from Vaitele-Fou, believes sometimes life becomes too hard.
He was spotted by the Village Voice while having a rest after his normal household tasks on the side of the road.
“The reality in Samoa nowadays, sometimes we (parents) have to understand that life isn’t easy anymore in terms of money,” Enosa said.
“I mean the cost of living is too much for us and that’s the whole truth these days.”
As for the realities of life, he believes that most families in Samoa don’t make much money.
“That is the reality of all the families in Samoa today.
“There’s nothing to hide because what we see today is how many families are struggling in dealing with life, says it all.
“No matter how good those jobs that most of our children get, they all end up with loans so that our families can develop,” Enosa said.
He adds that proves life is treating us really badly.
“Life is getting harder and harder and I’m really worried about the future of our country especially for our children.”
Enosa said, “In Samoa we have village obligations to get through, fa’alavelave every day, daily needs and many more but I think our family is the only thing that should be prioritised.
“Our children should understand the importance of families as well. I was always told when I was young that family comes first, and this has always been true for me until today.
“I believe family is important and that they are the support in anyone’s life.
“Our family has shaped me into the person I am today.
“They have been there for me through the ups and downs and I know they will continue to be no matter what.
“My mother, father, sister, and grandparents, and so many more, have all encouraged me to succeed and they are my family and who I go to for support and guidance when I need it,” Enosa said.