I’ve had the great fortune of visiting Fiji many times and getting to know some of its people. People whose village name I’ve dominated with my coverage on the internet.
Nakavika is a Fijian village in the highlands of Namosi Province on the island of Viti Levu. The village has a rough population of
There are some amazing people and organizations supporting us in many different ways, and we'd like to thank them for all their time, consideration and donations to the Nakavika Project. We're new at this, but that didn't stop these groups from wanting to back us up.
If you'd like to help sponsor the Nakavika Project by any means (moral, financial, with resources, by writing humorous statements of encouragement...), we'd be all for that!
Want to know where we'll be and what we'll be doing on a more weekly/daily basis? Garrett and I will keep you up to speed with the development of the project. Here you can find our schedule and our plans for approaching the people in the village with our project, working out the details and making this happen.
Garrett and I will be making videos while in the village in order to display our progress and show you what it's like to live in Nakavika. Not only will these videos give you a true taste of rural Fiji, but they will also describe the process of two backpackers wanting to put themselves to good use...by creating a project that's important to them. Maybe this will inspire you.
We know you'd love to be here with us, but it seems photos must suffice for now. See why this village has pulled me back into Fiji and why it took me only 36 hours to convince Garrett to sell his car and come along. These photographs are from both my previous trip during the World Traveler Internship as well as this current trip for the Nakavika Project.
What does someone pack for a volunteer project in Fiji? Here are two lists of items for the taking to Nakavika, both personal items and project supplies. Though it seems this would be a great opportunity to bring the village lots of supplies, we must be sure our efforts don't deter the village from finding sustainable ways to get these things on their own. Also included in the project list is the gear for the Nakavika Project documentation.