Mother prioritises daughter and family

By Seia Soloi ,

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WANTING THE BEST FOR MY CHILDREN: Moe Tiafau of Faleula and Samalaeulu.

WANTING THE BEST FOR MY CHILDREN: Moe Tiafau of Faleula and Samalaeulu. (Photo: Sei’a Soloi)

The struggle that every parents face each day is providing for family especially children who are their first priority.

Moe Tiafau, 22-years of age from Faleula and Samalaeulu, Savai’i is looking for a job to provide for her family and her eight-month old daughter.

Mrs. Tiafau has a specific reason for moving from Samalaeulu to Faleula.

 “We do hope for a better future of our daughter, that’s our concern right now,” she said

“We know that life is very tough, the cost of living has increased, there are always many family faalavelave, everything in life is all about money.”

 “The money that we earn from our work is not enough for my family.”

Moe has a job.

 “The salary is not enough compared to the work we do every day.”

 “The other thing is, we wake up early leaving our child at home til noon then start again in the  evening so for me, this is not enough time for me to spend with my daughter.”

Mrs. Tiafau prioritises her one child and the money she earns from her work is for their family.

 “Even though the cost of living is very expensive but we try to provide for our small family.”

“We want our daughter to have the best life in whatever we can give to her not only for her but for the development of our own family as well.”

Moe is looking for another job so that she can earn enough for her family especially their daughter.

 “This is what every parent is aiming for. They want the best for their children and to make sure they have a better future than what we came through.”

Both husband and wife work while Mrs. Tiafau’s brother is in charge of their daughter every day and Mrs. Tiafau is hoping that one day she will be offered a job that will allow her to spend time with her daughter.

 “Whatever work I get I must work hard earning enough money for my daughter and my own family.”

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