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Families of people living with disabilities appreciated assistance from SDA

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 21/02/2018

Families and carers of people living with disabilities yesterday appreciated the assistance provided by the Seventh Day Adventist church. Those who received this donation of food parcels were listed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs – as individuals living with disabilities being cared for by another.

The distribution of these food parcels began yesterday where officials from the Seventh Day Adventist Church along with the Ministry of Internal Affairs delivered the donations to the homes of these individuals.

61 year old Siosaia Tupoumalohi from Veitongo – says although his house was not badly damaged in the cyclone, the family’s food storage was affected. The donation he received means his family would not have to worry about his meals.

Kalolaine Sefona’a – a 34 year old mother from Ha’asini – is caring for her 10 year old special needs daughter. She told Radio Tonga News, her family especially her daughter greatly appreciates this donation.

Caring for 2 of her relatives living with disabilities, 36 year old Tupou Taufa from Veitongo says this donation not only helps in providing food for her 2 relatives, but it will also cheer them up, knowing they are not forgotten in this difficult time.

10 year old ‘Enelisi Filo was one of the special needs kids from Ha’asini who received a food parcel in the distribution yesterday. His mother, Lesieli says since the cyclone, the two most critical needs of her family right now are clean drinking water and food and she is grateful for the donation from the church which will help her family.

About 600 people living with disabilities in Tongatapu and ‘Eua will benefit from this donation. The distribution will conclude in Tongatapu today and continue to ‘Eua tomorrow.

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