FRIEND was the overall winner for the Small Business Awards 2006 organized by Fiji Development Bank in Suva. FRIEND was nominated for three products, tamarind chutney, sweet mango chutney and handmade cards. The awards presentation was held at the Holiday Inn on the 23rd of November and FRIEND was declared the overall winner for the projects that are part of the Income Generation Program. The handmade cards project was given the outstanding project award with $1500 prize money while Vijay Latchmi was awarded $250 prize money for her sweet mango chutney project in the commercial manufacturing category. The Senior Citizens Centre was awarded $250 prize money for tamarind chutney. FRIEND received $5000 for the overall award.
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