SCEFI Emblematic Stories on Making a Difference in Koroipita
The population of Koroipita, a township project located outside Lautoka in Ba province, reflects the diversity of Fijian society. Its low-income and destitute residents, however, all share the common experience of poverty and social dislocation. In 2014, the Virtues Project Fiji (VPF), an organisation that provides individuals and communities with skills and ‘virtues’ to build peaceful communities, was able to impart training to its community members with assistance from UNDP’s Strengthening Citizen Engagement Fiji Initiative (SCEFI). This initiative enabled VPF to reach out to members whom they were unable to reach in the past due to lack of funding support.