A series of photos from our team on the ground in Fiji.
The beautiful landscape of Fiji. Cyclone Winston caused devastation to both man-made structures and natural landscape. Smiles still cover the country, even in times of clean up and rebuilding. Local volunteers load hygiene kits into a truck for distribution. Kits include soap, razors, toiler paper, candles, matches, mosquito coils and other hygiene items. Melania stayed in her home until the water was to the top of the stairs forcing her to go to higher ground. "Very big storm. I'm 65 now and never ever have I seen one like that," Melania says. Volunteers unload hygiene kits at a local distribution site. Fiji Strong. Volunteers distribute kits to families affected by the devastating cyclone. Melania and her husband moved into this home that had been in their family for four generations. "Convoy of Hope is really working in our lives. This is the hope that we needed," Melania says. Water is one of the most crucial needs after a storm. Smiles from fresh, clean water. With no power in most areas affected, survivors can have safe, sustainable light with these solar-powered, inflatable lights. The team distributes solar-powered lights to affected residents. In Fiji, sitting down is a sign of respect. The village leader was so thankful that he thanked volunteers in a traditional thanksgiving chant.