20th May

Sur Sen – Enjoying farm life

At 60, when you’d expect many his age to be enjoying retirement, Sur Sen, still loves to get his hands dirty and shows no sign of slowing down. Apart from his family, farming has been...

17th May

A dad’s perseverance – For the sake of his girls

Ram Surat considers educating his daughters his life’s greatest achievement. The 59-year-old father-of-two, whose whole life has revolved around growing and selling vegetables, gauges his successes by how well he has been able to ensure his daughters receive the best education possible. Living in the Sigatoka Valley was one of the things that motivated Surat...

16th May

A waste picker’s day – Lewabeka not giving up yet

Her frail condition does not prevent her from doing the work she loves. Asinate Lewabeka is a waste picker. For the past two decades, Ms Lewabeka has been one of those strong women who comb the Vunato Dumpsite in Lautoka daily to collect recyclable waste to sell. The resilience shown by this Ra woman, who...