Josua and Eremasi improve pit toilets

After attending Habitat Fiji’s WaSH training, Josua and Eremasi were inspired to improve existing pit toilets in their village of Nativi. Using their combined skills, the duo upgraded basic latrines with ventilation and cement foundations, making them more hygienic and pleasant to use.

Hand washing stations in Marou

Most of the 18 communities that Habitat Fiji is working in has running water, however for many of these communities (and this is quite common in settlements and villages in Fiji) access to taps is shared. In some instances one or two taps are shared among a few households along with a common shower and toilet. Sometimes these shared taps can be a bit of a distance for some of its intended users and even more inconvenient for people with disabilities, mothers caring for children and elderly people.

Kese Village practrise SODIS

For Kese Village in the Yasawa group of islands, Solar Water Disinfection is now commonly practised to ensure their water is as safe as possible for drinking. Solar Water Disinfection or SODIS involves filling clear plastic PET bottles with water and exposing the bottles to direct sunlight for at least 6 hours.

Habitat Fiji and FNU: Building for Fiji’s future

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Fiji has a shortage of trained carpenters, prompting Habitat for Humanity Fiji (HFH) to partner with Fiji National University (FNU) to deliver construction training to 120 students.

The community focused program is funded by the United Nations Development Program and will include training in wooden house construction, block house construction and sanitation and household plumbing through FNU’s Community-Based Non-Formal Education (CBNFE) program.

Mere helps protect her community from COVID

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Mere is a health worker in Malevu Village, Fiji. Like many front-line workers Mere has been protecting her community in their fight against COVID-19. This pandemic can be a traumatic experience particularly for people living in rural and remote locations where access to affordable and quality healthcare is limited.

The family of men that built a MHM

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Nalaba District School is located in the Nalawa area of the Ra province in Fiji, a one hour drive from its closest township. This is one of six schools where Habitat Fiji is piloting the build of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) blocks. MHM blocks are fitted with a shower and change space for female students to use should they experience their first periods or menses unexpectedly while in school.