To support the Fijian communities impacted by Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Yasa and the more recent devastation left by Tropical Cyclone Ana, the FIJI Water Foundation has contributed over $125,000 FJD directly to the Prime Minister of Fiji’s Tropical Cyclone Yasa Relief Fund, and provided vital water, generators and assistance to households in the Naiyalayala community.
“It is unfortunate that natural disasters frequently hit the islands of Fiji but the incredible resilience of the Fijian people has shone through time and time again, with the aftermath of Cyclone’s Yasa and Ana being no exception,” said Marie Smith, Manager for the FIJI Water Foundation. “We will continue to do what we can to support the relief and rehabilitation efforts on behalf of the people who have been affected, especially the most vulnerable in our remote and hard to reach communities.”
Immediately after Tropical Cyclone Yasa, the FIJI Water Foundation donated two 20-foot containers of FIJI Water to the Government, and another four full containers following Cyclone Ana. An additional supply of two cases of water have also been provided to every household in the Naiyalayala community impacted by Cyclone Ana. The Foundation has deployed generators to power community water sources and will assist employees whose homes have been affected or damaged by the recent natural disasters.
About the FIJI Water Foundation: Launched in 2007, the FIJI Water Foundation is a charitable trust funded and supported by the owners, employees and corporate affiliates of FIJI Water. The FIJI Water Foundation is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in Fiji focusing its efforts and investments on providing clean water access to rural communities, building educational facilities and infrastructure that benefit children, teenagers and adults and providing access to healthcare services to underprivileged communities.
Additionally, the Foundation offers disaster relief during floods and severe weather events that frequently impact the islands.