Our Stories

  • Chemical free farming paves the way to sustainability in Fiji

    Five years ago farmers would have laughed had anyone said that farming without the use of chemicals was profitable. Now, many farmers on the island of Taveuni in Fiji are convinced it is possible to grow crops without chemical input, get good yields and earn a sustainable income.

  • Saving is the way to go for Paulini

    Paulini Latiyawa is a mother of seven children from Nayavu village in Wainibuka, Tailevu who successfully runs a small business.

  • Lena is a 34-year-old woman who is struggling to make ends meet with her three children, 15-year-old Jessica, 13-year-old Mary and nine-year-old Sammy.

  • Assisting recovery by improving food security

    “We are farmers. We clear the land and plant again when heavy rain knocks down our crops and vegetables. But it is more difficult now to manage it because rains are unpredictable and heavier.”

  • Assisting communities to become self-reliant and resilient

    “While the rest of Nadi experienced two floods, our community experienced three as we are the lowest lying in the Nadi delta. The whole community was under water.”

  • Bridging recovery to sustainability

    "I was about to open my shop, and then the floods came and destroyed everything. I was left with the payment for the groceries I bought for my shop. We were still trying to recover from the first flood when the second one hit. The flood water came as high as the roof and we could not save anything but our daughter".

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