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Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

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Te Mwenga

Supporting the needs of Banaban communities on Rabi Island in Northern Fiji.
Rabi Island, Fiji

LOCATION: Rabi Island, Fiji

Te Mwenga works to address Rabi Island’s worsening environmental crisis, support frontline Banaban communities with their loss and damage work, strengthen the capacity of the Rabi Island Community Hub (RICH), and help the organization become a registered nongovernmental organization (NGO) that will connect the communities with partners to deliver results and protect the people and the culture of the island. 

Also, the grant will finance Motawa’s Water Project to mitigate the current acute water crisis. Moreover, with Te Mwenga’s support, RICH will put together a strategy meeting with their leadership to formalize the organization’s structure, policies, legal status, access impact, and plan for future projects. 

UUSC’s support will contribute to the creation of healing spaces for Banabans living with grief and trauma.

Image Credit: Te Mwenga