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Good Samaritans ready to help needy

Salaseini Vosamana
Thursday, May 10, 2012

OVERWHELMING response has been received from the public to assist a family in Labasa who have depended on social welfare assistance over the past 14 years.

Shiu Wati, of Tovata settlement outside Labasa Town, had to feed two daughters and mentally-challenged brother with the little she received from the Social Welfare Department after losing her husband 14 years ago.

The Fiji Times office in Labasa has also received e-mails and phone calls from people who have offered them food, clothing and housing material.

Good Samaritans have shown interest to help Ms Wati's two daughters complete their education.

Social worker Selina Lee Wah said the offers of help would be a relief for the family.

"It's really good to know there are people out there who are willing to help unfortunate people like Ms Wati and her family," Ms Lee Wah said.

"I am just concerned about the two girls' education."

Mrs Lee Wah described the response as a humanitarian act.

It was earlier reported Ms Wati gets up as early as 4am to cook her children's breakfast and lunch.


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