New­born gift for Mother’s Day

Fiji Sun - - FRONT PAGE - Words: Shalveen Chand. Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

... Sa­man­tha Kalakai, 28, was given an ex­tra rea­son to cel­e­brate Mother’s Day af­ter giv­ing birth to her baby girl Jemimah. Jemimah is her sec­ond child.

“I am very happy that now I have two lit­tle an­gels. For this Sun­day, I just want ev­ery­one to be to­gether with their fam­i­lies,” Ms Kalakai said.

She has also lodged an ap­pli­ca­tion for Gov­ern­ment as­sis­tance given to moth­ers. Gov­ern­ment’s $1000 Par­ent­hood As­sis­tance Pay­ment was passed in the 2018-2019 Na­tional Bud­get to help low-in­come fam­i­lies cover the costs of hav­ing and rais­ing a new­born child. She is pic­tured here with baby Jemimeh and other daugh­ter Mere­ani Rai­jeli, 4, af­ter she was dis­charged from the hos­pi­tal in Nau­sori on May 7, 2020.

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