Brothers help dad restore home

Brothers Shamal and Pawan Kumar of Lekutu, Bua, helped their father Dharmen Rattan rebuild their house which was damaged by Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

University of the South Pacific final year law student Shamal said they decided to rebuild the house quickly so that the family had a roof over their heads.

“We received some of the building materials in donation and others were provided by family members and some we bought ourselves,” he said. “We have rebuilt the house as it was.”

His younger brother, Pawan, will soon depart for Viti Levu to start his first year of tertiary education at USP.

“My father owns this house and we all came together to see it was rebuilt before we go back.”