Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji in February of 2016. Sea Mercy was immediately ready to respond and was tasked by the government with Disaster Response and Recovery for the remote islands in the Lau Group. The information in this blog will keep you up-to-date on our actions and their impact on the communities we are helping. Your continued support will be essential during the long-term recovery process so we will also list current donation and volunteer opportunities here. Thank you!!
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Construction In Naigani Village on Batiki Is Going Fantastic! by Kelli Vidiuk
<via Facebook: Sea Mercy Fiji - Cyclone Winston>
Construction in Naigani is going fantastic! Building materials
have arrived and everyone in the village has been working extra hard.
We have completed the draining,
cleaning and reconstruction of the well allowing Naigani to have fresh clean
water to bath in.
Two new roofing structures have been built and a third will be completed
tomorrow, thanks to the donation of timbers and roofing tin.
A temporary shower
and shower room has been constructed and hung up, thanks to some ingenious ideas!!
Everyone is constantly working to clear
debris. It's being broken up, buried and forgot about and Naigani is starting
to look like a village again.
With the arrival of the Sea Mercy barge on Tuesday, the water
maker has been going strong all day and pumping fresh water into the village.
So far filling one 10,000 Liter tank!
Roofs and water have been the main focus and slowly the
villagers are moving back into Naigani. It's outstanding how much everyone here has accomplished!