In a country that is made up of more than 83 islands and 65 of those are inhabited, it requires a lot of travel to get to the most remote living people.
The Frontier Innovators award programme has allowed us to deliver more than 500 packs of menstrual pads (which are sometimes used for incontinence for non menstruating women) on the islands of Futuna and Aniwa in June 2019.
Futuna is a magnificient island. The large "rock" dominates over the entire island. Travel is not easy - mainly by foot or small boat. We HIKED a lot on Futuna. As you can imagine, the people of Futuna are very fit - there are 2 vehicles on the island - 4 wheel motor bikes. Our on-island coordinator ensured we were able to access as many of population as we could in just a few days. We fitted a lot into our few days on the island and were fortunate to be given this opportunity.
Aniwa, was a short plane ride from Futuna, but their landscapes could not be more different. Aniwa is very flat. We walked a lot there. There was one truck operational at the time, for the entire island. That truck was very useful in transporting the bags of menstrual pads from our starting point each morning.
Once again, we had wonderful support from the on-island coordinator; the Area Council Secretary.
So we continue on our target of supporting all women in Vanuatu to take control of their future (by way of supporting their menstrual and hygiene needs).
Thanks for your continued support.
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