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Western Families Rebuild Homes

Pogress has been made by families who had been assisted through the Help for Home in their efforts to rebuild their homes that were damaged by the Severe Tropical Cyclone
31 Aug 2016 09:32
Western Families Rebuild Homes
Waisake Talakuli and his wife in front of their new family house in Natawarau village in Ba. Photo: Ministry Of Women, Children And Poverty Alleviation

Pogress has been made by families who had been assisted through the Help for Home in their efforts to rebuild their homes that were damaged by the Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

An elderly couple in Natawarau village in Ba are grateful to the Government for the assistance. It has enabled them to rebuild their family house.

In May this year, Waisake Talakuli was assisted through the Help for Home assistance.

Mr Talekuli and his wife are also recipients of the Government’s Social Pension Scheme.

“I have been able to rebuild the three bedroom house which was partially damaged during Tropical Cyclone Winston. After I got the M-PAISA card from the social welfare team, I was able to purchase hardware materials worth $3000.

“With the assistance of the village carpenters, I was able to rebuild my home. I would like to thank the Government, particularly the Honourable Prime Minister for assisting the Fijian families through this housing programme,” Mr Talakuli said.

Similarly, Gyan Chand, a 62-year-old farmer in Nasolo in Ba has benefited from the Help for Home assistance.

“I have been able to purchase the hardware materials amounting to $3000 from RC Manubhai and I am looking forward to rebuild my house.” Mr Chand said.

“If it wasn’t for the Government’s assistance, it would have been difficult for me to rebuild my home.”

 

Rural electrification

“After 30 years, our community is now looking forward to have electricity and thanks to the Government’s rural electrification project.

“We know that this development has been made possible through the Fiji First Government.

“Over 64 families in the area will be able to access electricity and for this we are grateful to the Honourable Prime Minister for his commitment to address the plight of the ordinary Fijians,” Mr Chand said.

Meanwhile, the amount on the electronic pre-loaded cards (similar to Vodafone’s M-PAISA) is provided depending on the extent of the damage sustained to the recipients’ homes.

Source: Ministry Of Women, Children And Poverty Alleviation

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