THE Fiji Times in Labasa has been inundated with phone calls, emails and queries from good Samaritans living around the world who are keen to help Surendra Prasad's family.
The plight of the Prasad family was published in this newspaper this week. The story has also been posted on various pages on the social networking site, Facebook, attracting more attention.
The family that lives in Tiri, Wailevu in Labasa have been financially stricken.
They use plyboards as their beds and piles of clothes as their pillows.
Some have offered to send cash, sleeping gears, clothes and other basic needs while others have even offered to adopt a child from the family to help Mr Prasad.
Enquiries have also been made from interested readers living in Australia, America, London, Sudan, Dubai, Rome and South Africa.
In New Zealand, a group of former Fiji residents living in Auckland will hold a fundraising drive tonight for the family.
Organiser Litia Rokele said she was touched by the story after reading it online.
"In fact, I had read it as a link that was posted on Facebook by one of my friends. It is one of those stories that when you read it, it brings tears to your eyes," Ms Rokele said.
A group of people in the School of Economics at the USP have also arranged aid for the family.
The Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation has organised to send items collected for the family to Labasa. ACATA (Action for Children and the Aged) executive director Rosan Lal said they would also help out and arrange to freight the items to Labasa.