Most things are provided by nature

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A FATHER AND MOTHER TO HIS CHILDREN: Ioane Su’a Vise of Tanumapua.

A FATHER AND MOTHER TO HIS CHILDREN: Ioane Su’a Vise of Tanumapua. (Photo: Fetalai Tuilulu’u)

This life is not just about changes, it’s about challenges to our daily living. 

Samoa has changed in so many ways and that’s a real challenge for people. 

Ioane Su’a Vise from the village of Tanumapua is aged 41, and the father of two girls.

Right now he is developing his family with what he has in hand.

“All is well. 

“And I guess it’s the same case with everyone else in Samoa, people are not begging for food when they are hungry, they know we have the lands to get food from. 

“I think every family is doing the best they can to work the lands to get what they want and to make money.” 

Mr. Vise said that what he’s working on, is trying to improve his family’s living situation. 

“My other side is Gagaifo Lefaga but this is where I work and where we stay now. 

Mr. Vise said that his vision for the future is being able to afford to make his two girls’ future bright. 

“I have been thinking hard about my children’s education because that is their future, and that’s what makes me work hard to prioritise their lives. 

“That is my hope and I pray and working in whatever way possible to make this happen. “

 “That’s what’s important; being able to provide the basics of living for my children because they are still young and in school. 

This single father went on to say that aside from his work,  he is also responsible for most of the duties in the family. 

“I’m a single dad and I don’t only work but I also do motherly duties. 

“I do my best to help make sure I’m a mother and a father to my two girls. 

“They are everything to me and they are my motivation. 

“We try to make do with what we have, money is a bit of a struggle but we have most of the things provided to us by nature.” 

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