Ma'a Nonu and other celebrities of Samoan heritage in Samoa distributing boxes of gifts to households and villages

Ma'a Nonu and other celebrities of Samoan heritage in Samoa distributing boxes of gifts to households and villages

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 13/12/2019
[L-R] Tofiga Fepuleai and Former All Black Ma'a Nonu [Photo: TVNZ]

Former All Black Ma'a Nonu along with other celebrities of Samoan heritage are currently in Samoa distributing boxes of gifts to households and villages in hopes of raising their spirits after the deadly measles epidemic has claimed the lives of 72 people, the majority under the age of four.

Nonu, along with comedian Tofiga Fepuleai are bringing some festive joy to families affected by the measles crisis.

The duo are the first inductees into Samoa's new Diaspora Unit - a group endorsed by Samoa's government that recognises Samoans who live overseas but are proud ambassadors for their country of heritage.

The Samoan Government says Nonu and Tofiga have demonstrated that they are true Samoans with the Mission of Love this week to provide hope for the families affected by the crisis.

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