The Rotahomes project commenced 10 years ago with the aim of establishing housing for the poor in Fiji.
Volunteers working with local community have built more than 700 homes in country Fiji. Over 110 of these homes have been built in the Koroipita community of Lautoka. To date, the project has seen well over 3000 people provided with housing.
Rotary clubs in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji are combining resources with the New Zealand Aid Program (NZAP) and the NGO, Habitat for Humanity, the Fijian Government and others. Rotary Clubs in Tasmania, NSW and Victoria contribute greatly to this project by volunteering their time and resources to building Rotahomes.
The New Zealand government has committed $1.6 million over 5 years and funds have also been received from Rotary International Foundation.
Stage 1 is now finished and all homes are occupied. Stage 2 is almost complete, with some homes still to be finished and others awaiting services. When Stage 2 is completed Stage 3 will commence and will include a much needed pumping station.
Peter Drysdale from the Rotary Club of Latuka has been very involved in the running of the Roto Homes Project.
If you would like to get involved in this very worthy and rewarding project, please contact Frankston North Rotary.