The Trust is committed to building engineered and serviced subdivisions and cyclone–safe houses and providing guidance and support for the advancement of poor families. The Model Towns prescription offers important solutions for managing rural/urban drift and for the resettlement of climate change and other refugees. Cost effective safe housing and family advancement in a clean and green environment.
To demonstrate how professionally engineered land subdivisions can be developed, quickly and at an affordable cost to settle needy families.
To provide long term legal security for the Trusts properties by securing leases as the basis for creating sustainable communities as a model for large scale settlement.
To build and maintain affordable, cyclone resistant homes and community facilities.
Thousands were left homeless after cyclones in March 1985
The search began for families in need, covering an area of 4000 sq km
In March 1985, cyclones battered the western parts of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. Thousands were left homeless in the Lautoka and Ba areas.
Peter had just joined the Rotary Club of Lautoka and he formed the Fiji Rotahomes Project with the objective “to eliminate sub-human living conditions in west Viti Levu by providing basic cyclone-safe homes, clean water and living essentials”.
The search began for families in need, covering an area of 4000 sq km. Over the past 33 years 738 homes have been built in the country areas. For the past 18 years and in parallel the Trust has been building and perfecting the first serviced model town which now has 241 homes and this will soon increase to 266 homes.
Plans have been drawn up for a second model town of another 120 homes in the same area. The population would then increase to 1740 people in 386 homes.
Koroipita, means “Peter’s Village”. Land was provided on a 99 year lease term by the landowners of Vitogo Village.
The total number of people housed in country areas and at the model town, is now 4330.
In 2016 all homes were tested by Hurricane Winston the strongest hurricane recorded in the southern hemisphere. There was zero damage to project homes.
Project Founder &
Asst. General Manager
Strategic Planning & Community
Adi Litia Rareba
Events and Enterprise Development