Resident relies on odd jobs to survive

Jiten Prasad repairs his brush cutter at Saweni Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Saweni resident Jiten Prasad is dependent on the kindness of neighbours who offer him odd jobs which enables him to buy food for his family.

Recently, he repaired a neighbour’s roof for a bit of cash.

“I do odd jobs like cutting grass and helping as labour for building houses,” the 45-year-old said.

“When this lockdown, started everything stopped.

“People were too afraid to call me to go and cut the grass or even go and fix something at their homes.

“From these jobs I would get about $10 to $20. Now that money is gone.”

Mr Prasad said he had six family members and they were in desperate need of help.

“My son does the same jobs as me. We try to earn money from the small jobs that we do but that is not enough.

“I have six people to look after.”

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