The five youths who are the first to receive the $20,000 grant from the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme were filled with emotion as they shared their stories on the dream they have been working towards for years.
Siwan Shachin Narayan from Lautoka aspires to launch a business to construct small family homes to expand access to affordable housing options for Fijian people.
Narayan who is also a USP graduate says that his father who is a construction worker has been his source of inspiration.
Sandhya Sivanjali Goundar from Nadi is looking to begin a hydroponic farm, an innovative method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrients solutions.
Rovial Kumar from Votualevu also wants to start an agri-Business, by applying organic farming techniques to grow seeds and leverage technology to promote more intelligent farm planning.
Meanwhile, Atunaisa Rainima from Tailevu will be working to starting a lawn and landscaping service business that converts garden refuse into cooking gas while Vincent Padiachy from Labasa will be venturing into bee farming to produce honey milk flavored ice cream.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.