Joanna and I are heading to Rakiraki in a week or so and would love to know what you’d like us to capture in photos and stories. The sweet faces of the girls we support? Their schools, families, local town? Drop us a line and let us know.
I love this pic of my daughter Gigi and a gracious old Fijian woman taken about 7 years ago in a village in the middle of nowhere on the island of Taveuni. The lovely Bubu stroked Gigi’s hand and massaged her arms the whole time we were at her house and her grand daughter braided her hair. On the trip home (to Suva at the time), on a tiny plane being held together with what looked alarmingly like band aids, the pilot handed a note back to us via the 3 other people on the place who were German tourists. It said ‘Going to Nadi instead of Suva.’ The tourists kept the note as a souvenir and we just rolled our eyes and laughed, the 2 places being 3 hours apart.
Joanna was stranded with her daughter Ellie on our trip in March and we’re hoping that our adventures won’t involve cyclones, floods or rogue planes this time, but we’d love to capture as much of this corner of Fiji as we can to share with you.