BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
ON Tuesday, members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) gathered again at the Girl Guides headquarters to display their items, reconnect and meet customers.
Island Sun caught up with one of the women, Ms Harriet Suiga who hails from Fataleka, Malaita province.
Speaking to the paper, shyly she said she just joined that association two months ago with the purpose of learning new things from other women who have long time members of the SIWIBA.
Suiga added that one of the benefits of joining SIWIBA is being able to display items while at the same time being involved in something that earns her an income.
She also mentioned that she is looking forward to the association’s trainings.
When asked about the items at her stall, Suiga said they are handmade traditionally designed accessories such as earrings, necklaces, colorful head piece and sarongs locally termed as “lava lava”.
A comment from of her friends and SIWIBA member, Ms Gayle Ramosaea was that since becoming a SIWIBA member, Suiga has boosted her confidence and interacts more with other women.
It is understood that SIWIBA whilst replacing “Mere’s Market” is set to hold a total of six SIWIBA markets for 2018.