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Disability and climate change: a story of hope from Tuvalu

Sinkiagi Taulamati, 64, is a proud Tuvaluan carpenter who contributed to the construction of classroom facilities on the outer islands of Nukulaelae and Niutao.  


Stories from Tamana: an island at the forefront of climate change

For the people of Tamana island, in Kiribati, climate change is already an existential reality. Increasing extreme weather events, saltwater intrusion, and droughts affect food security on low-lying…  


Will you marry me on the REACH bus?

Savaira and Amani took each other’s hands and exchanged marriage vows. Having been declared married, the couple then signed the register, along with their two witnesses and the Registrar.  


Solomon Islands youth tackle social issues with innovation and entrepreneurship

Malaita, the most populous province in Solomon Islands, is blessed with resources. Its islands have reefs teeming with seafood and fertile soil for growing pineapple, cassava and countless other…  


Empowering persons with disabilities through the Access to Justice Assessment

Raising an infant can be hard work at the best of times. Doing it as a single mother changing diapers, managing breast feeding, and sleepless nights are even more physically and emotionally exhausting…  


Social Services reaching the furthest behind first in Fiji

Kelera looked up from cutting her grass and climbed up the decaying wooden steps to open the door of her house to welcome the unexpected visitors from the social welfare office.  


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.  


Building Healthy Communities through Organic Farming

Twenty-one-year-old Asilika Nause believes that it is now her responsibility to ensure her community has access to fresh, organic food, after attending training sessions through the Youth Empowerment…  


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 (Fijian…  

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