Unemployed thankful for pre-holiday financial boost
Valelia Leo, 50, Nuu
I would like to thank the office (Chamber of Commerce) for the assistance that I have received which will help my family and my kids who are going to school. I worked at Seafood Gourmet but it was closed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now we are starting again but it's not the same as before, only three days now. I am happy that I have received this assistance for my family.
Jay Ata, 23, Laulii
I would like to thank the Chamber (Chamber of Commerce) for this assistance that workers received during the Christmas season and during the pandemic. I have received $100. It will be used for my family. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to work but it is not the same as before.
Fred Manumanu, 25, Vaimoso
I would like to thank the Government for this gift. I received $200. It will be used for the family first and then for Christmas. I worked in the tourism sector in Lalomanu. Right now we only get to go to work sometimes.
Alefosio Fidow, 55, Leififi
I would like to thank the Government for this assistance. It will help my family, especially now during the pandemic. We have received this assistance from the Government and would like to thank them for their help. I received $300. I was sad because there were no jobs but I was patient because it was not our country's fault, it was caused by the pandemic which has affected the whole world. It will be used for what my family needs such as food and the bills that need to be paid.
Masina Faavae, 50, Sinamoga
I would like to thank the Prime Minister for the assistance given to us whose jobs have been affected because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I worked at the Tanoa hotel. It almost a year now. I felt sad because there was a huge impact on families and churches. We got $300. It will be used for Christmas.
Tili Peaulele, 20, Fagamalo
I would like to thank the Prime Minister for the assistance we have received because our jobs were affected due to the pandemic. I would like to thank them for this assistance. It will help our families because my job was affected in February. We received $300 which would assist us during Christmas. It will be used for my family, the school children, and a Christmas gift for my parents.