Thursday, April 9, 2009

Welcome to Fiji

We are the first pilot team to serve in Fiji with HELP-International. We will spend our summer living in a rural village on the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu initiating our own development projects. There is a high level of poverty in Fiji that has become more desperate due to recent flooding which has strained the food supply and displaced thousands. Potential projects for this summer include: disaster relief, organic gardens, food drying, orphanages, business mentoring, micro-credit, public health, HIV/AIDS awareness, and construction (clean water systems, schools, latrines, showers, etc.).

We are exciting for the many opportunities that lie ahead! As volunteers, we will be in-country anywhere from six weeks to four months. Please enjoy reading about our experiences and how we are committed to eliminating poverty worldwide. Let us know how we are doing and if you have any helpful suggestions.