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A Fiver for Fiji

Cause page created in the Disaster category by Matt Griffiths for "Five remote coastal villages in Fiji. Lolomalevu, Nasinu, Delai Yadra, Nayavutoka and Nabukadra. These village were almost totally destroyed during cyclone Winstone."

  • $3,482.00 donated
  • 64 generous donors

Help us to rebuild lives and villages destroyed by Cyclone Winstone. Your donations buy food, solar power units and building materials.

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Aid International Disasters

Cyclone Winstone smashed into Fiji in February destroying thousands of homes, causing loss of life and widespread damage to crops.

Months after the cyclone many people are still living in tents, under plastic sheets or in houses made from salvaged materials.

Due to the remoteness of many villages food is scarce and crops will take a long time to recover. In areas where the marine environments are damaged the fishing is very difficult.

The money raised on this page will be used to continue delivering nutrition to the villages.

We are also working to restore lights and some basic solar power as the electricity has been down since the cyclone.

We will also be helping to rebuild the houses in the villages and creating opportunities for volunteers to go and stay in the villages to help rebuild.

While most of the tourist locations in Fiji are untouched and open for business there are many locations which are still suffering and will take a couple of years to begin to recover.

Page created by:

Matt Griffiths

Individual
Bay of Plenty

I'm a kiwi that loves Fiji and it's wonderful people.

In April three of us from New Zealand travelled to Fiji to deliver a container of aid which was donated from our communities of Waihi and Waihi Beach.

We delivered the aid to five remote coastal villages that were almost entirely destroyed by the cyclone and tidal surges.

The day we delivered the aid we could not believe what we were seeing. Of the 181 houses in the 5 villages there were only 15 houses left after the cyclone.

People were living in terrible conditions and the food supplies were running very low and signs of malnutrition were showing in the children.

Living in these broken villages was taking its toll on the people, they were losing hope that their lives would never return to normal.

After delivering the aid we decided we needed to return with large quantities of food and three days later we delivered 3500kgs of food including much needed fruit and vegetables.

I am about to return to Fiji where I will again deliver food and spend a week living in the villages working with the people to put together a plan to bring solar power to the villages and plan the rebuilding of houses.

This page will stay open for two years so that donations can continue to help.

Your donation no matter how big or small will make a difference - Thank you!

All funds raised benefit:

Five remote coastal villages in Fiji. Lolomalevu, Nasinu, Delai Yadra, Nayavutoka and Nabukadra. These village were almost totally destroyed during cyclone Winstone.

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Matt Griffiths on behalf of Five remote coastal villages in Fiji. Lolomalevu, Nasinu, Delai Yadra, Nayavutoka and Nabukadra. These village were almost totally destroyed during cyclone Winstone..

  • $3,482.00 donated
  • 64 generous donors

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This cause page was created on 23 Jun 2016 and closes at 00:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 01 Jun 2018.

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