Read Temo's Story
10-year-old Temo has nothing but memories remaining of the home his father built 24 years ago. His home - along with 60% of the homes in his settlement - was destroyed by Cyclone Winston. Temo’s neighbours in the settlement on the east coast of Viti Levu are all relatives. Together, they will face the aftermath of the storm.
Temo is the youngest child of four and attends the local primary school, while his brothers attend the nearby Queen Victoria high school in Tailevu province. The high school was badly damaged by Cyclone Winston and Temo is waiting to hear what has happened to his primary school.
Walota, Temo’s father, is worried about how he will feed his children. All of his crops - his cassava and other root vegetables - everything is gone. “We are getting water from a nearby creek and relying on food handouts.” Whilst he has plans to rebuild his house and his income, he hopes his children can return to school.