Family secures funds for three out of three

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Luke Tavisa shops for his children’s school stationery in Suva last week. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

When the previous government rolled out its $180 per child assistance, only one of Luke Tavisa’s children received it.

He lauded the coalition Government for living up to its promise this time around as all three of his children received the $200 support per student last Wednesday.

The Makoi, Suva, resident has done his shopping and said the assistance came “just in time”.

“We were told that we would receive the $200 on January 25 and are just so grateful to this Government for keeping their promise,” he said.

“With this cash assistance it feels like a big weight has been lifted from my shoulders especially since I have three children.”

Mr Tavisa said life had been hard the past couple of years, not just on his family but also for other low-income families.

“Last year when I had applied for the $180 for all three of my children, only one child received it and we struggled a bit financially but we are so grateful that it’s not the same this year as we had received the full amount on Wednesday at 5pm.

“I have a child that is in Year 7, another in Year 9 and the oldest will be in Year 12. This cash assistance will help with their stationery, sandals and books,” Mr Tavisa said.

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