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$584K sought to foot home repairs

Thursday, March 25, 2010

THE Habitat for Humanity in Fiji needs at least $584,000 worth of construction materials, timber, tools including labour costs to repair 245 homes in the Northern Division and the Lau Group.

The organisation needs two vehicles and the transportation of materials and carpenters from Suva to Labasa, the use of a four-wheel-drive vehicle for seven months, andseven months fuel for the two vehicles.

It also needs four mobile phones and the cost of their use for seven months.

Yesterday, the Bank South Pacific donated $30,000 to the organisation. "The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to work in partnership with families in need to provide them with safe, decent living conditions, a bank statement said.

"It assists communities with their poverty reduction goals by assisting them to build, repair or improve other community structures such as schools, water, sanitation systems, orphanages and women's shelters."

HFHF said they were working with the government to assist those currently living in temporary shelters and tarpaulins to have proper homes.





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