A LAUTOKA businessman forked out $1000 of his own money to assist three families in Tavarau, Ba, who lost their homes to Cyclone Evan.
Vinit Goundar, director of Coolman Refrigeration and Radical Services, spent yesterday handing out cheques to the families accompanied by his three children.
Mr Goundar told The Fiji Times he wanted to give something back to those who were left homeless.
"These people need our help," said Mr Goundar.
"It really pains me to see them suffering like this so I just wanted to come with my family and give them something that would help them rebuild their homes."
The businessman said many of the settlements he visited had families who had almost nothing in their possession. "They lost everything. They don't even have food. I hope that many more will come out here to help these people and at least give something to them. This is a time where we need people to come forward. Those who are well off and have the capacity to help the poor and the needy," he stated.
The money was used to buy materials to help rebuild the victims' homes.