Floral art. Photo credit: SIBC.

Floral art. Photo credit: SIBC.

Karina Paeneitala is the winner of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association’s Business Woman of the Year Award.

She received her award during a ceremony hosted by SIWIBA over the weekend.

Ms. Paeneitala is a single mother with five children and six grandchildren and runs a floral business.

She transformed her long time passion for flowers into a successful business after her husband passed on and is currently doing floral arrangements for hotels and conferences.

SIBC News caught up with Mrs Paeneitala at the SIWIBA mini trade show this morning where she shared her love for working with nature.

She believes the secret to her success is in doing her best.

“If you put your best into what you’re doing you’ll see its result and that’s how I am working because I believe in doing good things and whatever they told you to do, whether big or small, and by doing so you’ll touch lives and I thank God for that knowledge.”

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