Former Fiji citizen struggling in NZ
28 May, 2019, 11:25 pm
A DISABLED Auckland man and his family has three days left to find a new house in the month of Ramadan.
Saidal Bi, 50, formerly of Lovu Lautoka had his both legs amputated recently is in trouble to find a home for his family.
It is most likely the family will be on the road in next few days as the house they have been renting from last several years is on market for redevelopment as their tenancy extension period has already expired.
Speaking to Radio Apna in New Zealand, Mr Bi said it is very difficult for the family to find a new home as private landlords are unable to upgrade and modify his demands for wheelchair access.
Mr Bi said it’s also unaffordable for his family to pay bond and high rent as his wife Mrs Zaheeda Bi is the sole bread winner of the family with two children 16 and under.
Their bank has also declined a loan application which could have supported the family to find a new home.
Several families from around Auckland visited 2 Woolfield Road house in Papatoetoe and gave their support to the family .
Mr Saidal Bi’s wife has been hunting for a house from last several weeks but has failed to find a suitable home which could allow disability access for her husband.
She has requested the authorities concerned to help the family out as Ramadhan is ending and their celebration could be put on hold after thirty days of fasting.
Eid Ul fitar celebration marks the end of Ramdhan with sweets and new clothes but for Mr Saidal Bi family it could be a dark celebration without happiness or joy for his two young kids.
Mr Saidal Bi and his family currently hold New Zealand permanent residency.