Tailoring firm donates face masks to B.G.W.
Non-profit organisation Brown Girl Woke (B.G.W.) is the recipient of 120 facemasks courtesy of local tailoring company Rimani Samoa.
The co-owner of Rimani Samoa, Laureen Lees-Vaai, told Samoa Observer that she wanted to make a donation and the work of B.G.W. in Samoa compelled her to choose the non-profit organisation.
"I have always been searching for a group or someone to donate, but I know Doris and I trust that she will donate this to the right people and to everyone that needs it,” she said.
“I saw her work on Facebook and I have always wanted to donate and to help our country. I am donating 120 masks to B.G.W. so they can give it out to the people that need it the most.”
The work of the B.G.W. in Samoa trickles down to the community level, added Ms Lees-Vaai.
"I have witnessed their work so I am happy and excited to donate these masks knowing that it will go to the people that need it. But I love donating to the needy but it's hard to trust people these days," she added.
B.G.W. founder and President, Maluseu Doris Tulifau, accepted the donation on behalf of her organisation and said she is grateful for the donation from Rimani Samoa.
"I want to thank Rimani Samoa for the masks, right now the donations we are getting now are from our local community. They have donated stuff and we are going around to families and giving them their donations," she said.
The masks were manufactured by Rimani Samoa employees, which comprise four sewers and three printers and come in different sizes.