The Fiji Times »Youth group helps ailing village and house
A group of aspiring young Fijians with ties to Ba province have successfully undertaken two projects to help communities affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of Yasana o Ba (YoBa) Youth International assisted the village of Abaca in Lautoka and the Loloma Home orphanage in Sabeto.
YoBa Youth International President Alfred Antonio said their first food drive generated a lot of interest and generous donations totaling around $ 6,000.
âWe have been very fortunate to have great support from our members, especially those overseas,â he said.
âWe managed to support 31 households in Abaca with grocery packages.
âFor Loloma Home, there were a total of 35 residents, 10 adults and the rest were children.
âOur Lautoka-based YoBa Taskforce team helped pack and assemble everything and deliver these items to Abaca and Loloma Home.
“So far, we are truly grateful to everyone who has supported this initiative and we have plans to continue helping affected communities across the province.”
Loloma Home volunteer staff member Vaciseva Waqa said the help provided by YoBa Youth International members was a prayer answered.
âWe were really touched by their help because they came to ask us first what we needed and they came up with so much not only for the older children but also for our younger ones,â she said. .
âThe house is also affected like everyone else and it is a great feeling to know that there are people there ready to help us.