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Three Families Visit, Help Single Mother Of 3 Who Lost Job In Fire

The single mother of three has been visited by three families already and some more have expressed their interest in helping with the children’s education.
25 Dec 2019 11:29
Three Families Visit, Help Single Mother Of 3 Who Lost Job In Fire
Raijeli Vasau, 41, bought a watch for her son, Iliasa Bola, from the little help she got from the public after she lost her job in a fire. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Christmas is going to be bright after all for Raijeli Vasau, the 41-year-old kitchen hand, who lost her job as a result of a fire that destroyed her work place in Valelevu last week.

The single mother of three has been visited by three families already and some more have expressed their interest in helping with the children’s education.

“I am relieved. All I have to say is that God sent his blessings in the form of these people who have come to the aid of my children and me,” she said.

“These people don’t even know me. I thank everyone from my heart for what they have done to make my children’s Christmas a better one.”

When the Fiji Sun team visited her yesterday, she was preparing for the storm that has been forecasted to hit Fiji by the end of the week.

Raijeli Vasau by her makeshift shelter in Nadera on December 24, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Raijeli Vasau by her makeshift shelter in Nadera on December 24, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

She said she would weather the storm in her small shack located in an informal settlement in Qarase Road, Nadera.

Her youngest child, Iliesa Bola, showed off a watch his mother had been able to buy for him, while her daughter Oripa Ikapote also had a present.

The eldest, Saiyasi Ratuwaqa, was happy that there was a smile on her mother’s face.

Ms Vasau’s former employer, YoYo Restaurant director Sarita Singh, said she would visit her staff to give them their wages and a Christmas package.

“I do realise, I have been late, however, the business suffered extensive damage,” she said.

Raijeli Vasau, 41, bought a watch for her son, Iliasa Bola, from the little help she got from the public after she lost her job in a fire. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Raijeli Vasau, 41, bought a watch for her son, Iliasa Bola, from the little help she got
from the public after she lost her job in a fire. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Ms Vasau hopes that she will find employment in the coming weeks to help her prepare her children for the new school year.

 

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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