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Jone Biukoto Longs To Leave The Street Dwelling Life

“Times are hard now and we have to fend for ourselves." "After this I will look for a place to stay,” he said. “Now they are saying that a special place is available for us and there is a farm there so I think that will be better than sleeping on the streets,” he said. The 38-year-old alleged he came from a broken home and suffered ill-treatment, which he claims was why he chose to be a street dweller.
29 Dec 2021 14:30
Jone Biukoto Longs To Leave The Street Dwelling Life
Lautoka street dweller Jone Biukoto at the Lautoka club on December 23, 2021. Photo: Salote Qalubau.

Jone Biukoto says he will work towards finding shelter at the Daulomani Safe Home in Tomuka, Lautoka.

He is one of the 27 street dwellers rounded up by Police on December 23 as part of Operation Loloma lastweek.

“Times are hard now and we have to fend for ourselves.”

 

“After this I will look for a place to stay,” he said.

“Now they are saying that a special place is available for us and there is a farm there so I think that will be better than sleeping on the streets,” he said.

The 38-year-old alleged he came from a broken home and suffered ill-treatment, which he claims was why he chose to be a street dweller.

 

The Matuku, Lau native said members of the public sometimes gave him money which he uses to buy food or church groups often visit twice a week to provide food packs.

Daulomani Safe Home founder Edwina Biyau said the shelter could accommodate 20 street dwellers.

“I’ve interviewed five already and we can only give them a safe space,” she said.

 

 

Feedback: salote.qalubau@fijisun.com.fj



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