Our Stories

  • 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".

  • Leading community to be more resilient to future disasters

    The long beans Iva Vakacegu planted a month ago are spiraling up along many tall wooden sticks and she is getting ready for another harvest.

  • Women farmers building resilience in their community
  • Cash-for-work helps Ha’apai community to recover from Cyclone Ian

    Today, it’s a different scene in Ha’apai compared to January after Tropical Cyclone Ian, a Category 5 system - the most powerful ever recorded in Tongan waters - passed directly over the northeast islands of Ha’apai. Many homes repaired, much of the debris removed, fences for livestock rebuilt, continued and regular harvesting of vegetables and crops, tourists have returned and women are weaving again.

  • Meeting vulnerability head on in the Islands of Fiji

    Surviving the brunt of two major cyclones (category four in a scale of five), in a span of three years is no small feat. Fifty-eight year old Isireli Soqosoqo and his community on Cikobia managed to do this when the island in the northern part of Fiji was struck first by Cyclone Daman in December 2007 and then Cyclone Tomas in March, 2010. The cyclones damaged homes, schools and plantations on Cikobia and the island was cut off from urgent food and medical supplies for several days.

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