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Help For Home Assistance Reaches Out To The Rural Communities

In its fourth week of operations, the Help for Home (HFH) Initiative has received a positive response from communities that are in the process of rebuilding their homes which were
29 May 2016 17:36
Help For Home Assistance Reaches Out To The Rural Communities
or Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Rosy Akhbar while visitng the Veisaru Indian School in Ba this week

In its fourth week of operations, the Help for Home (HFH) Initiative has received a positive response from communities that are in the process of rebuilding their homes which were damaged following Cyclone Winston.

 

This week the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Rosy Akbar met with the Advisory Councillors, the community leaders and also Help for Home beneficiaries at distribution centres where applications are processed.

 

In Tavua alone, over 300 people have been assisted through Help for Home e-cards during the distribution this week. People from Bangladesh, Goldfield Road, Nadolodolo, Tavua town, Tavualevu village, Vanuwakula village and Yasiyasi were assisted during the 3 days.

 

Currently acting as the Turaga-ni-Koro (village headman) for Tavualevu village, Mr Peni Maka has acknowledged the Fijian Government for the timely assistance.

 

“On behalf of the Vanua of Tavua, Tui Tavua and people of Tavualevu, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Honourable Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama for reaching out to the communities that required assistance.

 

“We have been assisted by the Government through the distribution of food rations and relief supplies and now through this Help for Home program.  Tavualevu village has a population of 2000 and nearly all of us were affected and through the government’s assistance, we will be able to revive our livelihood,” Mr Maka said.

 

Among those assisting the Help for Home team at Veisaru Indian School in Ba was, Mr Yogesh Navin Chand, the District Advisory Chairman of Ba.

 

“There are over 360 houses in these communities and sources if living is mainly farming. After the cyclone, assessments were carried out by the officials and damage reports were submitted to the District Officer’s (DO’s) office.

 

“Communities are pleased with this Help for Home initiative to help them rebuild their lives, we would like to convey our sincere appreciation to the Honorable Prime Minister for his strong leadership and commitment in ensuring that families that deserve to be assisted are able to access the services. We are also grateful to Minister Rosy Akbar and her team for the assistance provided during these 3 days.” Mr Chand elaborated.

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