New Water and Sanitation System Brings Relief to Settlement

New Water and Sanitation System Brings Relief to Settlement

Public Issue

The Lau Settlement in Ra located in the northern region of Viti Levu, Fiji has struggled to recover since Cyclone Winston pummeled the island in 2016 leaving most of the homes in the settlement destroyed. 

The absence of a clean and reliable water source has been an on-going problem for the settlement as well. For the past 20 years, residents have washed their clothes in the river and carried barrels of water from the Wainibuka River to use in their homes.

    
                   

On 30 August 2017, a clean water supply and sanitation project was officially handed over to the settlement. LDS Charities (the welfare arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and VaiWai partnered to make the water and sanitation project a reality.

Read More in Fiji Times: here

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