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Departing businessman donates $30,000 to FWCC

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) today received a donation of $30,000 from American businessman Mr John Wagner who is winding up his timber businesses in Fiji. The Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Mahogany Industries Ltd Mr Wagner presented the cheques from his two companies today to FWCC. WAGNER: “This will be our last cheques […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 9, 2016 2:16 pm

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) today received a donation of $30,000 from American businessman Mr John Wagner who is winding up his timber businesses in Fiji.

Fiji Women Crisis Center Coordinator Shamima Ali and staffs of Mahogny Merchant. (FWCC)
Fiji Women Crisis Center Coordinator Shamima Ali and staffs of Mahogany Merchant. (FWCC)

The Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Mahogany Industries Ltd Mr Wagner presented the cheques from his two companies today to FWCC.

WAGNER: “This will be our last cheques because we are departing from Fiji. But we wanted to make sure before our departure that the vulnerable are taken care of and this part of our social responsibility.”

FWCC Coordinator Shamima Ali thanked Mr Wagner for supporting the work of the Centre, saying that at least two young women survivors are already beneficiaries of university scholarships through the trust fund set up with the donation.

The funds will be used to further the education of young female survivors of sexual assault and rape.

Sustainable Mahogany donated $25,000, while Pacific Western Timbers donated $5,000. Last year Mr Wagner donated $50,000 on behalf of his company, bringing to $80,000 his total donation to the FWCC.

Mr Wagner’s company was the first company granted a license to use the Fiji Pure Mahogany brand, and Pacific Western Timbers (Fiji).

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