At 33, with a flourishing career as a banker and having just moved into his newly built home in Rakiraki, Vinal Kumar and his young family were living the dream.
The future looked bright and everything seemed to be going right, until the unexpected suddenly happened.
Just five months after they moved in, the dream turned into a nightmare when Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji in February 2016. The young family watched helplessly as strong winds lifted the roof right off of their house, before wreaking havoc on what was left inside.
Vinal, who had invested all he had into the construction of the new home said the family felt broken.