SAKI’S VILLAGE IN FIJI TO STAND AGAIN -SINUVACA VILLAGE.
Sinuvaca Village was destroyed by Cyclone Winston on the 20th February 2016. Approximately 50 houses and families lost everything they ever owned. This campaign will help them start their lives again.
In June 2015 last year, Saki and Seta took their children to visit Saki’s traditional village Sinuvaca on Koro Island. Saki’s father was born there and Saki had spent many summer school holidays in the village. He still has extended family living there. We spent a week in the village and were treated like royalty. The people were so poor, yet they prepared feasts for us.
It was with great sadness we found out that the cyclone of Feb 20th destroyed the entire village. Two people died and the rest have lost everything. Only the church and one house (both minus their roofs) remain standing. Fifty families are homeless. The village is being relocated to higher ground (most of the damage was caused by the resulting 10m tidal waves) and we are hoping to raise money to help them rebuild and start again. Donations will also be used to buy and provide construction tools, farming implements, fishing equipment, generators, etc to re-establish the New Sinuvaca Village.
Seta and Saki Vakaciwa
Clovelly, Sydney NSW.
SINUVACA VILLAGE POST CYCLONE WINSTON FEB 2016