LAUTOKA'S Bayly Trust yesterday gave cleaning equipment to some of the 150 families it supports.
Bayly Welfare almoner Salojni Michaels said after receiving requests from welfare recipients, they decided to supply them with cleaning items. "Although some of our cases were not directly affected by the recent floods, we thought it best that to use this time to enforce good hygiene in our communities." She said they wanted to also help decrease the threat of the spread of diseases.
"With the stark reality of water scarcity, the simple but very important act of washing hands can so easily be forgotten and yet it plays such a vital role in our well being," Ms Michaels said.
Trust officials will be in Lovu, Drasa, Waiyavi and Teidamu to distribute the items.