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Rise Beyond the Reef

Rise Beyond The Reef

is a Seattle based organization working with remote communities in Fiji.  Friends of Fiji has donated to some of the very worthwhile projects they've developed.

 Cyclone Winston Rebuilding - Crop Re-establishment

Friends of Fiji provided $2,000 for RBTR:

to fund seedlings and citrus trees for rural remote cyclone impacted boarding schools to help boost food security. Out of the 280+ schools in the western division of Fiji, more than 260 are damaged. Close to 50 are wiped out. We are currently working with Nakorotubu District Primary Boarding School and Nailuva District Primary Boarding School, Ra province, on rebuilding projects and supporting their school gardens as a means to help increase food security for boarding students. Parents simply cannot supply food for boarders right now in either district as both communities lost 70-95 percent of their homes, nearly 100% crop damage and loss of other significant income sources such as coconuts (Nakorotubu coastal villages and Yaqona a dalo plantation on the mountain side within Nailuva). For both districts, the schools have become a place of refuge for young students.