FRIEND celebrated its fourth year of existence in Labasa on 29 July 2013. The event was marked in the village of Nubu and presided by Tui Nubu during Festival of Sports for Health. Director, Sashi Kiran, said when FRIEND was set up, it was focused on trying to set up office in the North and over the years FRIEND Labasa had offered many services to the Northern community that included skills training for farmers, youths and women as well as free medical clinics to better manage non communicable diseases in the communities. “Today FRIEND has 80 poultry project holders, 200 farmers had been assisted with set up of cash crop projects, and 200 women have been trained in food processing” Ms Kiran said. “Two farmers have also been assisted with set up of livestock feed production.


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July 29, 2013

Takitaki Issue 14