It was the lack of being able to find gifts made in Papua New Guinea that spurred Annette Sete to start up her own business.
Today she is described as an entrepreneur and fashion designer. From her home base in Kokopo she runs a handicraft gift business called Maku Gifts, using natural items, like wood, driftwood, sea shells, coconut shells, even recycled plastic bottles and has a fashion business called Lavagirl. .
"I feel some success and self-satisfaction that we can help in our own little way; whether it be providing employment, money earning opportunity, empowering other women, or just being an inspiration to others." .
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