Our Stories

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • The Mamanuca Islands located just off the West coast of Fiji is home to a variety of marine life including four of the seven species of sea turtles that exist in the world.

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