What are you doing to prepare for Mother's Day?


Vaavaai Peniueta, 54, Saleapaga

"I am living with my three children and my husband and I know that we don't have a celebration for Mother's Day because we have a lot of church stuff that needs to be paid. I don't know about other mothers but I don't need anything. Having my family together and living a healthy lifestyle is more than enough for Mother's Day. I am here to sell my products in order to get money for our church and my children's school fee."


Jeddah Fa'asoesa, 33, Satapuala

"As we're looking forward for Mother's Day it is also my mother's birthday on Sunday. I am out here selling plants to get money to buy my dearest mother a white dress to wear to church on Sunday and look beautiful."


Pepe Tofilau, 70, Lotopa

"I am the only mother in my household and selling plants is my preparation for Mother's Day. Getting my plants to sell out and to grow more plants. Yes, that's it for my preparation for Mother's day - to stick to planting and I thought of buying me a new dress."


Mafi Taufaasala, 50, Vailele

"Throughout this whole week, I have spoiled my wife to sit and relax while I do every chore at home since it's Mother's day this coming Sunday. If she comes back home from work, I serve her a meal.  For Sunday, we will have a to'ana'i of just my wife, children and I. I best believe that mothers give life to children and I am grateful for my wife." 


Puleitu Faavaoga, 36, Faleula

"We are preparing all sorts of food for our toana'i on Sunday and I'll also buy my mother a white dress to wear to church. My mother and other mothers in our village are preparing for their items at church for Sunday and we fully support her. I am selling my goods in order to get money to buy ice cream and to put more food on the table for Mother's Day."


Semi Sioka, 19, Faleasiu

"Our family's preparation for Mother's Day is to prepare a umu and to all go to church to give thanks that our mother has made it this far in life. I have no gift for my mother on Mother's Day but I believe that every mothers wants obedience from their children and I am doing it for my mother. Not just for Mother's day but everyday is a must."

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