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…  


Marriage ceremony on the mobile service delivery bus brings hope to the newlyweds

It had been longed for and came as a most welcomed surprise to Amani Rakula and Savaira Marama Rakula to be joined in civil union as husband and wife through the ‘REACH mobile service delivery’ that…  


Be Empowered, Be the Change

Empowering a woman empowers a nation – this was recognized by women who were present at the recent Fiji National Women’s Expo and had the opportunity to access social, economic and legal services…  


Empowering Women to Empower More People

A hundred women from Fiji’s Eastern Division could access social, economic and legal services and increase their awareness on the rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji during a…  

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