CAPTION: The last flea market. Photo: COURTESY OF TERESA ALI.
The Makete Grove organizes flea market in the Sugar City Lautoka every last Sunday of the month.
The Makete Grove committee comprises of five friends namely Tessa Chan, Cecil Leger, Yvette Kava, Alfred Chan and Teresa Ali who just got together sometimes in February this year and thought of organizing a flea market with a difference for the people of the Sugar City.
The aim of organizing a Flea Market styled setup was borne from the idea to revive our beautiful city of Lautoka and align to it all the development that is taking place around the city with the aim to support unemployed youths and home based individuals who are budding artists and entrepreneurs of Lautoka, to showcase and sell their merchandise/produce at reasonably low prices.
This is also open to members of the community who would like to do a clean out of their homes and would like to sell their belongings. The initiative is a non-profit generating scheme, merely providing an avenue for the latter.
“We have already held three successful makete days. We have also managed to secure the last Sundays of each month until November 2013 from Lautoka City Council,” Ms Teresa Ali offered.
“We are grateful to Lautoka City Council for supporting us on this. We would like to thank Vodafone, Merchant Finance, Coca Cola, Punjas, Fiji Water, Asco Motors, Goodman Fielder, Williams & Goslings, Telecom, POPS, Angie Rounds, Nereo and Pomy for providing us tents for the last three maketes and some of them are coming back to support us again with tents on Sunday 23rd June 2013.”