You Need Someone to Help You Climb the Mountains

When you are facing problems, it is not easy to be alone. I would like to thank the Bayly Welfare Labasa center for the tremendous work that they have being doing in providing welfare, medical and educational needs of the underprivileged people in our society. I Kala Wati am one of those who has being helped by the center since 1999.

My husband was a very hard working man and used to work on nearby farms in order to feed and clothe his family. Later he had surgery to one of his legs and because he was suffering from diabetics the wound would not heel so he was unable to work anymore. I did not know what to do, where to go for help and it was as if everything was coming an end. No one was there to help us as I was also sickly. We had only 1 daughter whom we thought would help us but she got married to a cane cutter and had 4 children of her own to take care of. We could not rely on her and $60.00 from Social Welfare department was not enough for us. We were very fortunate that our home was built by the Red Cross. One day after visiting town my husband told me there is a place that looks after the less fortunate people and that was the Bayly Welfare. I really burst into tears as I knew from deep within my heart that there will always be someone of some organization who will help when during difficult times. My husband passed away in 2004 and until now I am still assisted with food rations, clothes, bedding, etc. Many thanks goes to the Bayly Welfare for caring for people like us and may you continue with your good work to improve the living standards of the poor. Remember service to mankind is service to God. May God Bless you all.

By: Kala Wati – Vunika Labasa.