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Charity Fiji steps in

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, June 20, 2014

A CHARITY organisation that works towards helping the less fortunate has stepped in to assist people living in poverty with food essentials this week.

I Charity Fiji is an organisation that has recently registered here in Fiji with its major branches located in Australia and New Zealand.

About $30,000 worth of groceries was distributed to about 3000 people around the wider Nasinu area yesterday.

President Wahid Hussain said members of the organisation usually raised funds by conducting small fundraising drives around the country and overseas branches did a bigger fundraiser.

Mr Hussain said a lot of people made their way to Valelevu yesterday to pick their groceries which consisted of sugar, flour, rice, powdered milk, tea, dhal, oil and many other food necessities.

"The organisation is always there to assist and we hope that more people will seek our help," Mr Hussain said.

"We have a criteria that families have to meet in order to get assistance, so we need to always visit them in order to see their living conditions."

He said they offered cash for medical treatment overseas but people needed to produce their medical documents in order to get assisted by the organisation.

"Most of the funding comes in from Australia so it's great to have branches overseas that can always assist us here in Fiji."

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