"Without the mangroves we cannot produce salt,” says 72 year old Tai Butani. She is the only person left in the Tikina Wai region who knows how to produce salt by using salt pounds in a way that has been in the village tradition for generations.
Youths of Biausevu village in tikina Komave in Nadroga have been vigorously involved in clearing land locked areas surrounding their homes to replant trees to ensure that their environment will be of use to them now and also their children’s children in future.
Ekipe village has gone through a great change in the last year, as a Global Environment Facility's Small Grant Programme project implemented by the United Nations Development Progrmamme (UNDP), has helped the village install running water.
For two unemployed youths in Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital, the opportunity to find short-term employment came at a time when many homes and property destroyed and lives affected following the devastation left behind by Tropical Cyclone Pam.