QBE Insurance Company has stepped in to support the diabetic father who has been struggling to support his six children by donating $3000 in cash.
The assistance was rendered to the father on Wednesday in the presence of two of his children.
The insurance firm based at Panatina Plaza in Honiara was touched by the story of Nelson Mwaki who recently appealed for help to put his six children in school and meet their basic needs.
He lost his wife early this year.
After reading the story in this paper QBE Insurance Company has responded positively with the cash donation.
“After seeing the fate of the family in the Solomon Star issue number 5819 on Monday the 18th of May, QBE Insurance is happy to assist this unfortunate family in a small way,” the country manager of QBE Insurance Mypana Isaac said.
“Its usual for companies or people when donating or giving financial assistance to ask the question what is in it for me, there is often thought to remove emotions when dealing with people’s issues under certain circumstances,” he added.
“However, there are times when we just need to be empathetic, and this is one of those situations.
“We trust that the funds though its small will help the family, especially the children, with their necessities and their education requirements, and we wish them well,” he said.
In receiving the assistance, the emotional father was very thankful for the support by QBE Insurance.
He said, the money would go towards the education of his children which he plans to send them to school later this year.
He said, now that his children are without their mother, he is the only primary provider but given his disability, such help is very important towards the future of his children.
Mwaki, 38, from Small Malaita lost his left leg two years ago after being amputated as a result of this non-communicable disease (NDC) related sickness.
He was first diagnosed with the disease in 2005 and finally in June 2013 medical doctors recommended that one of his legs had to be amputated.
But with the support of his wife, they were able to keep the children in school and support them with their needs over the past two years.
However, the family received a further blow when the mother died February this year, giving a hard time for Mr Mwaki who is being confined to a wheel chair to find income.
Due to financial constraints, most of the children are unable to attend school.
Some of the children are residing with the father at the rehabilitation unit at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) while others are living with their aunt in town.
By Biriau Wilson Saeni