Contributing to Community Needs and Sustainability in Fiji
Themes: Community Development, Environmental Conservation
Related GLA Program: Fiji: Empowering Island Communities™
Grant Recipient: Vinaka Fiji
Securing a fresh water supply for all 27 villages in this region is a goal achievable only through sustainable development and local education. Projects vary from building water catchment systems to introducing drought-resistant crops and implementing local water management committees.
1. The 27 villages affected by this project live below global health and poverty standards
2. The name 'Vinaka Fiji' means 'Thank You Fiji" and represents both sides - the people who operate the project and the Yasawas it benefits
3. One goal of this project matches WHO's Millennium Development goal of providing access to 5 liters of clean drinking water per person daily