This June, we are thrilled to celebrate the multi-talented Venda Mosses! 

Hailing from the picturesque island of Malekula, Venda expertly juggles her many roles: devoted daughter, loving wife, dedicated employee at the Office of the Public Prosecutor and co-founder of “V&K Wedding Planner” alongside her husband Kendry Mosses. 

When she’s not at the office, Venda immerses herself in books, online courses, and journaling, always seeking personal growth. 

Inspired by her Christian faith, Venda aims to be a beacon of hope and a role model for young women and girls in her community. 

Her personal style emphasizes comfort and modesty, often drawing inspiration from Pinterest. 

Guided by her faith and a positive outlook, Venda lives by mantras like “Small changes equal big results” and “Consistency is key,” which light her path to success. 

#SistaGatStyle #WomanMalekula #V&KWedding&EventPlanner #Modest #Smart #BusinessWoman 

 

Name:

Venda Mosses.
 

Age:

29 years old.
 

Where are you from?

I come from the island of Malekula.

Tell us about your family:  

I come from a family of seven—my mum, dad, two brothers and two sisters. I’m the second oldest in our family. My dad is a Pastor at the All Nations United Pentecostal Church, right across from Lycee school, and my mum is a talented tailor. 

In August of 2021, I tied the knot with the love of my life, Kendry Mosses, who’s also from Malekula. We’ve been married for almost three years now, and it’s been the best decision I’ve made so far.  

What do you like to do in your spare time?  Any hobbies?  

When I’m not working, I’m either curled up watching movies—I’ve got a soft spot for the classics—or engaging in deep conversations about life with with my husband, my little sister or my closest friends.  

In my downtime I take online courses and I read. Right now, I’m diving into “Finding the Hero in Your Husband” and “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.” – enjoying both books so far! 

But you know what I cherish most? The quality time I spend with my husband. We make sure it’s intentional, not just something we squeeze in when we can. Oh, and journaling? It’s my go-to for unwinding and sorting through my thoughts. 

 

What do you study? Do you work?  

I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economic, Management, and Public Admin. I’ve been working at the Office of the Public Prosecutor since 2019 – it’s been almost five years now. 

My husband and I also started “V&K Wedding Planner” in 2023. Alongside my job, I’m heavily involved in our business, which I love. Planning events and seeing everything come together on the big day brings me so much joy. 

What do you aspire to do in the future?  

I’ve got big aspirations—to be a role model for young women and girls in the Christian community. I want to show them positive values in everything I do, whether it’s in my marriage, business, work, or just how I live my life. I believe that being a good example can make a huge difference, especially for those who might not have someone guiding them. 

I also love the thought of being a mother one day. It’s not on the cards just yet, but it’s definitely something my husband and I are excited about. I believe that in a marriage, we have the power to shape our family’s future. That’s why I’m all about building a strong foundation, challenging old ways, and setting up a positive lifestyle for our future kids and generations to come. 

But let’s be real—it’s not always smooth sailing. There are challenges but I’m a firm believer that with faith, we can overcome anything. As the bible verse that says, “we are more than conquerors, and I can do all things through Christ…” 

What is a quote that you live by?  

Every year, I choose a quote to write on the front page of my diary and journal that sets the tone for the rest of the year. This year, I happened to choose three: 

  1. Small changes equal big results. 
  1. Believe in yourself; you can do anything because with God, nothing is impossible. 
  1. Consistency is key!
     

How would you describe your style? Why do you like fashion? 

Fashion isn’t really my forte—I’m more about comfort and modesty. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate style. To me, fashion is all about expressing who you are through what you wear. So, you’ll usually find me in whatever feels comfy and modest, reflecting my personality without having to keep up with the latest trends. 

Who influences your style? 

My faith is my compass, even when it comes to fashion. Before I step out, I pause and ask, “Would Jesus approve of my outfit?” It might sound funny, but it’s my way of checking in with my values. To me, dressing isn’t just about looking good; it’s about honoring God. Modesty can be fun too! Pinterest is my go-to for inspiration—I find plenty of stylish ideas that align with my beliefs. 

 

What beauty products do you use?  

Here’s a fun fact about me: I’m not really into beauty products, but my go to for perfumes are fresh-smelling perfumes. Right now, you’ll catch me wearing “Chloe” perfume, along with Monoi de Tahiti oil and Renui Body Lotion.  

 

Any fashion tips?  

Fashion or what you wear should never define your worth, because it doesn’t. Wear something you feel comfortable in and that makes you feel good. 

 

What does being a Ni-Vanuatu mean to you? 

Being a Ni-Vanuatu is like being part of one big family. Wherever you go, you’re surrounded by people who treat you like kin. It’s not just your immediate family who’s got your back—it’s your extended family too. And let’s talk about our looks—our dark skin and beautiful hair. That’s a gift from God, made in His image. We just got to learn how to take care of that beautiful afro hair that God has blessed us with.   

What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self?  

You are enough. Growing up, I often felt insecure, as many teenagers do. I would advise my younger self, “You are good enough, and your worth is not based on the material things you own, the clothes you wear, the friends you have, or any other person’s opinion. You are beautiful just the way you are.”  

 

What is your greatest accomplishment? 

You know, when I think about accomplishments, I see them happening at different stages of life. Back in my early twenties, getting my Bachelor’s degree felt like a huge win. Then, in my mid-twenties, getting married was a major milestone. And then the joy of having my baby sister join the family—she’s four now and brings so much happiness. And lastly, starting the “V&K Wedding Planner” with my husband has been a real achievement too. It’s like every phase brings its own victories.

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Photographer: JZ Photography 
Nails:
Rosy Spa
Assistant:
Sharon Nicholls
Location:
All Nations United Pentecostal Church

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This article was originally published in the June, 2024 edition of the Vanuatu Daily Post’s Life and Style magazine.

We are proud partners with VDP and Sista’s time to implement this project which is covered by CARE Vanuatu.