Disaster Relief / Projects

There’s No Place Like Home: RSCE and Habitat for Humanity Make One Family’s Dreams Come True

On Saturday 19 September, RCSE members, family and friends turned out in numbers for the club’s first working bee of the Rotary year. Our club teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to provide the funds and the manpower to build a home for a family in Narere who lost all of their worldly possessions in a fire last year.  Since the fire, the family has been forced to live separately, with whatever family or neighbors would temporarily take them in.

Now thanks to Rotary Club of Suva East’s financial and physical effort and Habitat for Humanity’s organisation and great building team, the family have a home to call their own on land that has been donated to the initiative by the Lands Department.

Thanks go to the many volunteers who gave a few hours of their day to assist with this effort. For all who were there, it was immensely satisfying to watch this house go up over the course of a day, and to play a role in helping to make the dreams of this family come true. Thanks especially to Past President Michelle for organising this working bee, and to all who donated housewarming gifts to the family.

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