Filotea Fahey

Filotea Fahey was born in 1957 in the providence of Leyte (Philippines).

Fe grew up on her parents small farm were the main produce was rice, corn and coconuts. From the age of 6 Fe was helping her parents on the farm, and with her mother after school and on weekends selling sweets at basketball matches to help bring extra money for her family. This experience built a very strong work ethic.

Fe arrived in Australia in 1981 and not long after settled in Katherine. Up until 1991 Fe had dabbled in various jobs before starting 3 businesses. In 1991, Fe had opened her own business what is now Fe’s Variety. This year will mark its 25th anniversary. Fe has strong ties with community in Katherine, and over the years has actively given back to the community through fundraising and donations to local events and sporting teams.