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Govt Help Timely, Says Single Father

Single parent father, Waisea Rovi, would do anything to protect his children from harms way. He even quit his job to look after his two children when his wife left
02 Jun 2018 11:00
Govt Help Timely, Says Single Father
People affected by recent floods, Tropical Cyclone Keni and Tropical Cyclone Josie submitting their applications for the Homes-Care Assistance at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on June 1, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

Single parent father, Waisea Rovi, would do anything to protect his children from harms way.

He even quit his job to look after his two children when his wife left him, for fear that something would happen to them if he wasn’t around.

He lives off assistance he gets from church, relatives and other aid. During the Tropical Cyclones Keni and Josie the home he shares with his children was badly destroyed.

So when the Government’s CARE assistance was announced, the 34-year-old from Nukuilau, Navosa, applied for the much needed help.

He was at Prince Charles in Nadi yesterday.

“My children are now in my care that is why I decided to quit work­ing because I want to look after them because they are still young, my eldest is five-years-old and sec­ond child is just six-years-old,” he said.

“Our house was badly damaged in the recent cyclones, roof blown off and household items partially dam­aged from floodwaters which in­vaded their house. I am in desperate need for assistance to help me and my two children.

“I am doing this for my children because life has been a struggle for us after the cyclones destroyed our homes, now we are surviving on what’s left and with this $1500 I will be able to purchase new staff for my children. At least new beddings for them to sleep on,” Mr Rovi said.

He thanked Government for the as­sistance and that it was a big help for him.

Another recipient, a market ven­dor in Nado, Nadi, Mohammed Sauheel, 35, said his two-bedroom home was flooded during Tropical Cyclone Keni.

“I just received my M-Paisa Card and I am happy with the $1000 as­sistance. To some people it might be a small amount but they should be grateful because at least they are getting something rather than get nothing at all,” he said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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