‘Gift from God’

Nafisha Dean (left) helps her mum Emele Beti at Naqara market, Taveuni. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

“THIS is God’s answer to my prayers.”

This was what Emele Beti felt in her heart when she took 13-year-old Nafisha Dean in, six years ago.

Like most parents who yearn to have their own children, Ms Beti and her husband had been longing to have their own before they met Nafisha’s family.

The vegetable vendor from Naqara, Taveuni has never looked back since.

To this day, she still counts herself lucky to become a mother to Nafisha, who she said was her “gift from God”

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