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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.” Waisea Naisoro assisted his neighbors in Saravi settlement, outskirt of Nadi, to move to houses on higher ground when severe floods hit more

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Assisting recovery by improving food security

“We are farmers. We clear the land and plant again when heavy rain knocks down our crops and vegetables. But it is more difficult now to manage it because rains are unpredictable and heavier.” Like Makarina Dreka, villagers in Vunayasi settlement in outskirts of Nadi, have been struggling to overcommore

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Chemical free farming paves the way to sustainability in Fiji

Five years ago farmers would have laughed had anyone said that farming without the use of chemicals was profitable. Now, many farmers on the island of Taveuni in Fiji are convinced it is possible to grow crops without chemical input, get good yields and earn a sustainable income. This has become clemore

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Life changing water pipes

"I always feel tears coming, when I talk about this project. We are very happy, because people now can go out on their doorsteps and turn on the taps to get water. Some of us even have a shower," says Chief Esau of Ekipe village on North Efate island in Vanuatu. Ekipe village has gone thrmore

Nahue - preserving local tradition

"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. With funding assistance through the United Natiomore

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The rising sea, the changing tides in Kiribati

Boobu Tioram has dismantled and moved his house three times in the past nine years. It was either this, or watch his home get washed away by the Pacific Ocean. The two room home is made from a mismatched collection of pieces of corrugated iron and old wooden boards nailed together. Some walls have emore

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