solomonislandsvanuatuAbout 70 women from all nine provinces in Solomon Islands came in three groups to be part of the Presbyterian Women’s Mission Union (PWMU) Day in Port Vila.

Some of them traveled to other islands to spread the word of God to communities.

It was not only about celebrating 71 years of PWMU in Port Vila but also an opportunity to share creative knowledge and skills that can help women in Vanuatu increase their incomes and build homes.

Five members of the South Sea Evangelical Church Women’s Center spend two weeks with the Mele-mat PWMU. Apart from sharing the word of God, they taught the women on life skills as flower arrangement, how to paint ‘lavalava’ (a traditional piece of clothing wear by people native to the pacific islands) in Solomon style and some pit of cooking.

Leader of the group, Asaneth Iuwi and member Florence Malachai said they want to share the skills given by God to others in need.

Secretary of the Mele-mat PWMU, Macklyn David, when expressing her health felt appreciation to the Solomon women’s group said they (Mele-mat women)have gain new skills that will help them support their family needs.

“We only know how to decorate ‘aelan dresses’. We have gone through two rounds of painting and now have started selling lavalava at Vt700.

“Many of us (women) who have attended the training were young mothers and I believe the skills shared by these mothers from Solomon will greatly benefit them”, said Mrs David. READ MORE