Stories


Keeping up an active island life through Disability Grant

In the middle of the turquoise blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean fringed with coral reefs, the Mamanuca Islands are a world-class tourist destination, boasting 20 hotels and resorts.  


Son’s insurance supports family after his passing

Sitting in their home in Vunavutu Village in Sigatoka, the Naibuka family were still coming to terms with the sudden death of their son only a week earlier, when they were startled by a beep on his…  


Coordinated Service Delivery Encourages Economic Empowerment of Women

With three certificates in hand, Marguerite Gain shares her vision: she wants to become a shop owner to sell her wide array of sewing products, including, pillowcases, curtains, sulu jaba and men’s…  


Coconut Sector Development Project to Bring New Opportunities to I-Kiribati

Not opting for a slower pace of life during their retirement years, Tonagafiti Cross, 71, and Anglin Onario, 65, have been working tirelessly throughout Kiribati to educate their fellow citizens on…  


Risk informing community development projects in Vanua Levu

Community development projects in the Northern Division of Fiji are becoming more resilient to disasters and climate change following ongoing work to risk inform community development plans.  


Youth are the future of climate resilience

When the vulnerability of small island countries to climate change is reported in international media, it is often accompanied by images of houses and roads inundated with seawater, families standing…  


Sign language on board for equal access to services and advocating for the rights

The inclusion of sign language interpreters provided persons with hearing loss access to social, economic and legal services and highlighted equal access to justice and government services as human…  


An additional 50,000 people could be living below the poverty line next year: "I don't know if I can face more hardship"

Emily knows what living in poverty feels like. The Fijian woman in her 60s has to manage on FJ$60 a month provided by the Social Welfare Office.  


Lena's story as she struggles to meet the rise in the cost of living

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.  


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.  

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