Our Stories

  • Jun 16, 2016

    Whatever happened to the good old practice of growing multiple crops in a year? As Tropical Cyclone Winston robbed a third of the Fijian farmers of their once-assured incomes from the time-tested bundle of root crops such as Yaqona, Cassava and Dalo, a group of villages in the western division have stepped up efforts to reclaim traditional farming practices for working their lands throughout the year for short, mid and long-duration yields.

  • Jun 8, 2016

    Like each one of the 14 villages of Koro Island, Nacamaki is sea-facing, and the 90 houses that comprise the village command an endless view of the sea. It is a blessing and a luxury reserved for few. Twice in the last six years, however, the communities here have found their homes devoured by the angry, bestial cyclonic winds.

  • Jun 6, 2016

    Single mother and sole bread winner Mary Pako received solar lighting in her home for the first time last year. The 45-year-old, who lives in a remote village of Tenarau in the Guadalcanal province of the Solomon Islands is a client of the South Pacific Business Development Solar Lighting Loan.

  • May 25, 2016

    Three months after Tropical Cyclone Winston, Disoro Elenoa, 57, a small-time broom-maker of Nacamaki can hardly help tears well up in her eyes as she focuses on the more urgent business of putting together a bundle of brooms that she sends every week for sale in the markets of Suva.

  • May 25, 2016

    Many of us have never considered what it would be like to live without easy access to water. We take for granted that when we turn on our taps in our kitchens and bathrooms, clean water will for certain pour forth into our cups, drink bottles, tubs and sinks. But for communities living with limited natural water resources and the impacts of climate change influences, accessible and abundant clean water is a dream.

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