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Local farmer gets surprise of her life from Tola Mitsubishi

-Moviene Fahie given a truck to assist with her farming activities
Local farmer, Moviene Fahie, expressed surprise and gratitude today, September 11, 2013 after receiving a JAC single-cabin 2ton light truck from Managing Director of Tola Mitsubishi, Mr Bruce Wong. Photo: VINO
Businessman, Mr Bruce Wong, said he had the truck at his disposal and it was not in use so he decided to make the donation after hearing of Fahie’s difficulties in transporting produce to and from town as well as her problems being experienced with transporting water to and from her farm. Photo: VINO
Businessman, Mr Bruce Wong, said he had the truck at his disposal and it was not in use so he decided to make the donation after hearing of Fahie’s difficulties in transporting produce to and from town as well as her problems being experienced with transporting water to and from her farm. Photo: VINO
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Local farmer, Moviene Fahie, expressed surprise and gratitude today, September 11, 2013 after receiving a JAC single-cabin 2-ton light truck from Managing Director of Tola Mitsubishi, Mr Bruce Wong.

The presentation took place at the company’s Fish Bay lot shortly after 10 A.M.

“I’m proud of it, I never got a donation yet like that,” Fahie related before disclosing that the truck would be used to assist with transporting water and produce to and from her farm located at Paraquita Bay on Tortola.

She noted that it would be particularly useful in transporting water given the difficulties being faced by local farmers with the important commodity that has proven so troublesome to acquire at Paraquita Bay.

Both Mr Wong and Ms Fahie expressed that they have known each other for years and have had a close association fuelled by their common appreciation and love for gardening and farming.

“When you’re blessed you’re blessed; they killed my donkey but God is still good,” Ms Fahie remarked in reference to the loss of her donkey that was discovered dead sometime in May.

Wong, who noted that he wanted no publicity out of the issue, said he was simply making a donation to a friend but Fahie persuaded him to make the donation public as an expression of her gratitude and in attempts to show what members of the business community can and are doing to give back to local farmers.

Fahie encouraged the government to be likeminded and to take a cue in providing incentives for farmers who were striving to be productive.

“We’ve been friends for a long time,” Wong stated, “I do a little gardening at my house and whenever I have problems she is the one who helps me.”

The businessman said he had the truck at his disposal and it was not in use so he decided to make the donation after hearing of Fahie’s difficulties in transporting produce to and from town as well as her problems being experienced with transporting water to and from her farm.

“Water is the main ingredient in gardening and farming,” Wong stated while suggesting that the farmer can now use the donation to alleviate her woes significantly.

26 Responses to “Local farmer gets surprise of her life from Tola Mitsubishi”

  • A. Fahie (11/09/2013, 15:19) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    WOW WOW
  • MORALS (11/09/2013, 15:20) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job Mr. Wong, never knew who you were until this post. Nice to put a face to a name. Your first impression is a lasting on. love to see good things in the BVI. LOVE ME BVI
  • mAN uP (11/09/2013, 15:27) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow, Wow this is so Great, what a Generous donation.......This is Good Mr Wong.....when you gave willingly it will come back to you....may God continue to bless both of You
  • Ms. EX (11/09/2013, 15:36) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    I really like to read these sort of stories. Such a change from all the negative issues that surrounds us daily.
  • Nice (11/09/2013, 15:45) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really nice of you mr. bruce. Really shows something. suprised that the ppl oer de otherside didnot do anything.she shops there
  • vi (11/09/2013, 16:06) Like (0) Dislike (21) Reply

    That donkey ate the same dog poision set.

  • ooopss (11/09/2013, 16:23) Like (5) Dislike (51) Reply
    Lets see if she will help other farmers to transport their water now!!!! Everyone wants to recieve but nobody wants to give.
  • pat (11/09/2013, 16:53) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    this is very exciting. made my eyes water. Very kind indeed. Gestures like this rumble across the land waking people up to generosity that helps everyone- even if it is just good feelings. thank you for restoring my faith in human beings!
    • pat (12/09/2013, 10:02) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      why the dislike button? it is one person's opinion. small... very small indeed.
  • virgin gorda (11/09/2013, 17:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I AM SO IMPRESS WITH THIS GOOD WORKS BRUCH
  • good job (11/09/2013, 17:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope more business will consider giving back like this business just did. Keep up the good work.
  • Greg (11/09/2013, 19:36) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    love to see things like this great job Mr Wong
  • Both sides (11/09/2013, 20:06) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to Ms. Fahie and I am proud of Tola misitbushi this is good corporate citizens
  • support (11/09/2013, 21:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You know i am supporting TOLA now :)
    • Marie (15/09/2013, 20:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I have always supported Tola and last week I got 4 new tires from them. I never knew who Mr. Wong was and I see now that he is my neighbor. Small Island.
  • P/Oil (11/09/2013, 22:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a magnificient story. It brought tears to my eyes. Are you all aware that Ms. Fahie is not only a farmer, but during the festival parade the star and a true BVI-Ambassador, when she showcases her fantastic outfits, all created and made by her, without ever begging a penny from Tourist Board or Government. I couldn'tthink of a more deserving person to get that donation. Kuds to Bruce!!
  • vip loyalist (12/09/2013, 06:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so impress and proud for this from Tola Mitsubishi, Mr Bruce Wong. Hope more corporate BVI will follow his lead.
  • Wow!! (12/09/2013, 06:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    What really impresses me is the fact that he didn’t want any publicity! That is the mark of something done for the right reasons!! I'm definitely going to support TOLA now ....
  • ,,,,,,, (12/09/2013, 06:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    EXCELLENT.
  • .... (12/09/2013, 08:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job....
  • Yeah! (12/09/2013, 09:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speaks volume! Round of applause Tola Mitsubushi!
  • rat tail (12/09/2013, 11:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG ! VERY TOUCHING
  • Grateful (12/09/2013, 13:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    A wonderful example of corporate citizenship! I am very impressed and extremely grateful for the kindness shown to a lady I admire very much!
  • Blogfrog (12/09/2013, 21:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bruce kudos! A good corporate gesture of love for the Community!


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