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Rakiraki women vendors model show need for scaling-up women’s economic empowerment

It’s a Thursday morning in the small bustling rural town of Rakiraki and Varanisese Maisamoa is waiting for a bus with two ice boxes to take her to Naivuvuni, a landing where a boat she owns docks at, to collect fish caught during the week. Like clockwork, every Thursday or Friday morning, she waitsmore

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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. Commuters along the Kings Road stretch, will not miss seeing this lady whom during the day sells vegetables and fruits, food parcels as well as savouries such as lolliesmore

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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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Women farmers building resilience in their community

“The tomatoes will be ready for harvest very soon and we will need to pick and sell them everyday so not to waste them. I never imagined that we could do more than the backyard farming we used to do because our land is prone to flooding,” says Faimun Nisha of Talaiya, Ba.   Faimun is one of themore