FOR 55-year-old Nazram Begum, taking care of her disabled 31-year-old daughter is a full-time job.
But while she is tending to the health of bed-ridden Jaibun Nisha, the Vitogo resident worries about what to put on the family table at meal times.
"I was working as a garment worker but because my daughter's sickness worsened last year, I had to stay at home and look after her," she said.
They live in a two-bedroom home, built from borrowed iron sheets and covered with tarpaulins. Mrs Begum said her family had to struggle living without their father who passed away years ago while her son was declared medically unfit to do any hard labour.
"For money, I sometimes do housework for some people but that depends on when I can leave my daughter with someone who can look after her. I don't have a lot of people who come and help me so I have to do things myself."
She said the family used to live in Tomuka but a house fire in 2010 left them homeless.
"Our house was burnt, but because of some generous people, we were able to move here to Vitogo."
However, their second home also succumbed to the wrath of nature.
"We were living in a two-bedroom home but it got damaged during cyclone Evan. We lost everything but fortunately our neighbours and the government were able to supply us with tarpaulin and iron sheets."
Mrs Begum said they had been living in the makeshift shed for four months. But living conditions were becoming difficult for the family.