Early Christmas gifts to villagers

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A VISIT the wife of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare took to Anonakinaki community in west Kwaio, Malaita, yesterday was a perfect Christmas gift.
That’s according to villagers there.
Emmy Sogavare was accompanied on the trip by the Prime Minister’s private secretary Ronald Fugui and National Health consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister Colin Bentley.
At Anonakinaki, Mrs Sogavare donated $10,000 cash and goods to charity group Hearts of Hope, which will be distributed to widows and orphans within the community.
The visit wrapped up a week-long program Hearts of Hope had organised in the village for widows and orphans there.
Handing over the goods, Mrs Sogavare also thanked the Taiwanese Government for providing the goods that she’d presented to the charity group.
Widows and orphans of Anonakinaki community were not disappointed as they walked home with their early Christmas gifts.
Mrs Sogavare promised to continue to support the Hearts of Hope ministry in Malaita in the years to come.
Meanwhile, Hearts of Hope founding director Janet Justus Aihari thanked Mrs Sogavare and her delegation for the gifts and cash money and their presence with them at Anonakinaki community.
Mrs Aihari said despite flights difficulties yesterday, Mrs Sogavare managed to make it to the event by boarding MV Kosko from Honiara to Auki on Thursday night just to attend the program.
“This demonstrates a woman with a heart to help those who are in need,” Mrs Aihari said.

Among the children are some of the orphans
Among the children are some of the orphans
Flower girls waiting to meet the guests
Flower girls waiting to meet the guests
Madame Sogavare deliever her speech
Madame Sogavare deliever her speech
Madame Sogavare escorted by two girls surrounded by warriors at Anonakinaki village
Madame Sogavare escorted by two girls surrounded by warriors at Anonakinaki village
Madame Sogavare escorted under heavy security at Anonakinaki village in West Kwaio
Madame Sogavare escorted under heavy security at Anonakinaki village in West Kwaio