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VSA Photo Essay: To market, to market in Vanuatu
Published on 19th April 2012
Jane Rutledge is a Marketing Adviser with World Vision in Vanuatu. She is working with 12 communities who form the hub of an agricultural income generation project in South Santo, part of a Economic Development project. She completes her assignment in November 2013.
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A different kind of carry-on! Passengers flying to Santo transport many boxes of necessary fruit, vegetables and, in this case, even a chicken for family and friends across the Islands.
It poured and then it flooded the river. These boys were making the most it. I was not so sure!
The women of Nakere, South Santo, prepare to transport their vegetables to market. Large woven baskets carry the weight of the taro.
Vomboe from World Vision (our partner organisation on this project) looks on as people from the village of Mavunlef, South Santo, prioritise what their largest expenditure is per month. This tool is known as a "pocket chart." It ensures privacy when answering and allows time for thought. School Fees were top of the list.
Juliet from Naone village, South Santo, works to prepare breakfast for the family in the kitchen house. On the menu: cooked banana and fresh fruit served with breakfast crackers.
The main market in Luganville, Santo is packed today with goods for sale. The women prepare cabbages for their customers.
Each market, no matter what size, has a set of rules that the women agree to abide by. The market provides a happy place to meet people and catch up on the gossip.