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Villagers bank on communal system

LUKE RAWALAI
Thursday, November 03, 2016

Update: 3:44PM VILLAGERS of Lavena on Taveuni are relying on the iTaukei communal way of living known as solesolevaki to rehabilitate homes in their village.

Speaking during an interview, Lavena Village headman Petero Waisea said people were working together in the village to complete at least five homes in the village before the cyclone season set in. 

"We had initially planned to build at least 20 homes before the cyclone season set in," he said. 

"The rest of the homes that had been damaged had been restored to shacks from tins gathered from demolished homes."








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