The past two days have been encouraging for vendors selling at the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation’s 2DayFM Family market day.
Organized free of charge for small businesses, the event aims to inspire entrepreneurs after the pandemic.
One such vendor is retired teacher Savita Nair, who is a seamstress and sells sewn pillowcases, blankets and cushions at her stall.
Nair says she has met demand at traditional events such as tevutevu or the Fijian wedding tradition where bedding and gifts are presented and displayed by the family for the couple.
“I take control of the tevutevu and it’s very difficult for me since my little family helps me with the production. Sometimes the orders are quite large and it takes me about two weeks to finish them.
Nair came from Nausori to sell at 2DayFM market in Suva and also does screen printing.
She says the event was a big help for small businesses like hers.
“I would like to thank FBC for this market day where we don’t have to pay anything like when we go to events like the ROC market we have to pay for the table but here we just have to show our initiative and come outside.”
The 2DayFM Family Market Day event will be held on the first weekend of every month during the Stinson Parade in Suva.