Group brings Easter joy to families
More than 250 families throughout Samoa will receive much-needed help with foodstuff and baby care products, thanks to the work of Brown Girl Woke and their partners.
Last week, the not-for-profit group's leader, Maluseu Doris Tulifau and her team visited families all over Upolu to hand over the donations, just in time for the Easter weekend.
“We made a list of families who have reached out to us for help,” she said.
“So far we have 254 families on our list and as of today we have done 180 families.
“We will be going to Mulifanua, Faleolo, Sa’anapau, Faleula and other villages in the rural areas.”
Maluseu and her group also visited families in Toamua, Lauli’i, Vaiusu and Faleula last week.
“We made a post on Facebook just to make people aware of what were doing so that we can help them,” she said.
The goods being donated came from a group called Koko Samoa Australia and a local supermarket who want to remain anonymous.
A mother of three, Agnes Williams, from Vaitele-uta expressed her gratitude towards Maluseu and her group.
“It really helps a lot with our current situation,” she said. “We are forever grateful to their kind gestures and for reaching out.”
A member of B.G.W., Anamaria Sua Tino, said being able to help so many families is a wonderful thing to do.
"This is my first time to join such an event,” she said. “Going out to the families and giving them these donations is just a good feeling for me.
“Seeing them happy as they receive the gifts is just one of those moments I'll forever cherish.”
For Maleseu, she said their work would not be possible without the assistance of their donors.
“I just want to thank everyone that put the effort in making sure these donations get here,” she said.