The Solomon Islands Chinese Women Association (SICWA) on Sunday (today) organized a bazaar sale on which also included the participation of local women and carvers at the AJ City Mall.
The association besides giving opportunity to its women also invited members of the Solomon Islands Women In Business Association (SIWIBA) to take part and sale their products.
The SICWA’s vice president Ms. Deng Xiuying said this is a new partnership, which they hope would continue into the future.
She said they are working with SIWIBA and its membership as they see it as an opportunity for them to interact and also sell their goods.
“We provide the space for them for free and they are here to sell their goods and make some money to support their families” she said.
The bazar also falls in line with the Dragon Boat Festival, which is marked in China regularly for people to eat rice dumplings and dragon boat racing following Chinese traditions.
At the AJ Mall, the Chinese Women Association members were selling food including rice dumplings, whilst the locals were marketing their handicrafts, artefacts and hand made baskets and food as well.
SIWIBA Market Master Grace Kiko who was also on site at the AJ Mall to witness the market praised the Chinese Women for the support.
“This is really good for our women. I must thank the Chinese for this great initiative as it will greatly help us,” she said.
Kiko said this partnership would grow bigger into the future as their plea for help now got responded by SICWA and a proper event has been held with good promotions to local, Chinese, and Malaysian communities.
“This opportunity will help us to sell our goods. We always wanted to sell our produce but never have the venue. We hope such event can be held monthly or on regular ones.
“Today’s invitation is really good and we look forward to continuing into the future,” she said.
Kiko said with their 200 membership, SIWIBA will properly organise with the Chinese Women Association to ensure they continue to benefit into the future.
Ms. Huang Juan, the SICWA president also commented that besides the bazaar SICWA will continue to plan other activities and charity events from the past to the future to benefit the local communities and domestic businesses.