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Boost for Loloma Home

Torika Tokalau
Monday, December 09, 2013

THE Loloma Home in Sabeto, Nadi is the new charity recipient of the proceeds from the Gods of Sport calendar which was launched on Friday.

The charity home is home to 27 children, seven of which are orphans, between the ages of three-weeks and 15 years. It is also home to eight single mothers.

"We wanted to have Homes of Hope as our charity recipient from our proceeds but they didn't feel comfortable with the calendar and we respect their decision," Fiji-born international photographer Pedro Virgil said.

"So they referred us to Loloma Home and we are happy to have their support. We are also happy that we can help the Loloma Home out because we know they really need it."

He said despite the setbacks they faced including the pulling out of Banuve Tabakaucoro who was supposed to feature in the cover of the calendar, their cause was still on track.

Mr Virgil called on the public to support their cause and purchase a calendar.

"This is about the collective human spirit and the attitude of giving to people who are less fortunate than us. I came from an unfortunate background, raised by a single mum and we did not have electricity until I was nine years old.

"I know what it's like to have people help you out because of the goodness of their heart."