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Raiderz Brings Joy to Widows

Bhan Wati has been living alone for 12 years after her husband died. In that time the 80-year-old wom­an of Tuatua, Labasa, lived at the Golden Age Home for five
21 Dec 2018 11:00
Raiderz Brings Joy to Widows
From left: Bhan Wati, Lila Wati with her daughter Sarita Devi and members of the Raiderz Club on December 16, 2018. Photo: Yogesh Chandra

Bhan Wati has been living alone for 12 years after her husband died.

In that time the 80-year-old wom­an of Tuatua, Labasa, lived at the Golden Age Home for five years, but opted out because she wanted to feel independent.

However, she also longed for visi­tors and company from time to time. So when the Raiderz Club came to visit her and brought with them groceries, she was all smiles.

“These boys have given me the biggest surprise in my life,” she said.

“This is after a very long time.

Ms Wati said she was supported by the Ministry of Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Alleviation but has her health been deterring her from doing her chores at home.

“I usually sit here all day as it is very difficult to even move,” she said.

“There are no visitors at home,” she said.

She added also said the visit brought her new strength and hope for this festive season. Her husband too has died.

In another part of Labasa, Lila Wati has been living with her daughter and depending too on Government.

The 78-year-old was also filled with joy and surprise when mem­bers of Raiderz Club also visited her.

“I was surprised to see the group coming in like this to help us,” said Ms Wati.

“We hardly ever receive assis­tance of this kind … and this is really a blessing to me and my daughter.

“I was worried about the grocer­ies at home and they came in at the right time,” she said.

Daughter, Sarita Devi, said: “This shows that there are kind people still left in the world who know the meaning of help.”

Rajneel Maharaj, vice President of Raiderz Club said the team was happy to bring smiles to families this festive season.

“We will be assisting 15 families in the North by providing them with essential groceries and fes­tive eateries,” he said.

The 16-member group’s main goal is to help those in need.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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