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New home for family

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Halima Bi has a glint of hope in her eyes every time she talks of her new house which is expected to be completed in three weeks time by Habitat for Humanity Fiji (HHF).

Mrs Bi has fended for her family of five for the past five years after her husband suffered a stroke that left him bed-ridden.

She has two sons and two daughters who are married and have children of their own.

The 59-year-old lives with her eldest daughter and grandchildren and over the years their family house in Urata Bulileka deteriorated because it had not been maintained.

Mrs Bi counts herself fortunate to have been identified by HHF as a candidate for their housing program.

She said they were fortunate to have been identified by the team and that fears of living through another storm would no longer be a worry.

Mrs Bi had to beg and sell whatever she could to come up with the $4500 that is needed as a down payment for the new house.

HHF will build 20 houses in the North as part of an EU-funded project assisting poor canefarming families in Labasa.








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