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Help for a family in dire need

Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Sujit Thomas for Kavitha Jovi

$53,380 of $50,000 goal

Given by 752 generous donors in 12 weeks


This page is to help a family whose breadwinner has been afflicted by terminal cancer

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My name is Sujit Thomas. I work in the government service and have set up this Givealittle page for Jovi Joseph and his family who are very close to me.

Jovi arrived in New Zealand 2 years ago on a work to residence visa and was working in New Zealand in a local company as a Truck Driver. Kavitha, his wife, and their 2 children joined him a year ago. Their children are studying in a school in Auckland and Kavitha, whilst an overseas qualified teacher with NZ Teaching registration, has struggled to find employment in either primary or secondary schools and has only been able to secure casual employment as an Early Childhood teacher in New Zealand, because of her visa status.

In Aug 2019, Jovi was diagnosed with Stage 4 terminal cancer and was given a few months to live. His condition since has quickly deteriorated. Jovi is now at a hospice in Auckland where he is in palliative care and the doctors at the hospice have informed the family that Jovi’ condition is extremely serious. Kavitha and the children are at Jovi’s bedside.

This family needs support on many fronts. The immediate expenses alone would amount to approximately $10000.

This family needs urgent financial assistance to help them tide over this extremely heart-rending circumstance. We are hoping to raise $50,000 for the family to secure them financially.

We appeal to your kind selves to help them in their time of need.

Sujit Thomas' involvement (page creator)

I am a close family friend

Use of funds

$50000 to secure the family financially

Latest update

Message from Kavitha  25 November 2019

Posted by: Sujit Thomas

A special thanks to AIM Club for granting us financial support and his most cherished dhoti and shirt was given right on and presence of Biju Surendran

Would like to express our sincere gratitude to all who attended the funeral and viewing and be part of us with utmost love and care. I was really touched by the presence of Hindu Samajam represent

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Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 24 Dec 2019


    May God help you and your family to be strong.


  • Mathew

    Mathew on 03 Dec 2019


    Prayers for the better future of your family.


  • Chidu

    Chidu on 28 Nov 2019


    May his soul rest in peace. RIP


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 27 Nov 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 27 Nov 2019


    Our prayers are with you and family


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This page was created on 18 Nov 2019 and closed on 15 Feb 2020.
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Given by 752 generous donors in 12 weeks

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