Questions about the project?
Q: Where in the islands do these projects take place?
A: The projects will be accomplished all over the South Pacific. At this time we are focusing on the islands of Fiji and every trip is contingent on need and availability.
Q: How long do the water tanks last that we will be installing?
A: The tanks have approximately a 25 year lifespan with proper maintenance.
Q: How large are the tanks and how many people can they provide water for?
A: Our tanks are 5,000 Liters or 1,320.86 gallons. One tank can provide sustainable water storage for roughly 50 people in a village.
Q: Do I need any type of skills to work on this volunteer project?
A: No you do not. However, we would recommend a positive attitude & to be open to new experiences!
Q: What physical shape should I be in?
A: You need to be able to lift at least 25 pounds from the ground, withstand high humidity and heat, and consecutive hours of physical labor outdoors.
Questions about the travel and location?
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Q: How many people will be in my group?
A: There will be approximately 15+ people in each project group. The number of people may vary per trip, but 15 will be our average number.
Q: What types of food are local to the area we will be working in?
A: Fruits (bananas, pineapple, mango, papaya, coconut), Variety of Fish, Rice, Taro Root, Cassava Root, Curry, Assortment of Breads, Chop Suey & Chicken.
Q: What will the weather be like on our trip?
A: Between 75-85 degrees year round with 60-100% humidity & multiple rain showers per week.
Q: What language is spoken where we'll be going?
A: The native language in Fiji is Fijian but most do speak English. But, the Fijians would love it if you learned a few simple words or phrases.
Q: What essentials should I bring?
A: The key essentials would be sunscreen, Lifestraw (portable water filter), flip flops, towel, individual tissue packs (toilet paper, travel backpack to keep valuables with you at all times, etc. Think small village in the jungle on an Island. We will discuss travel expectations more as the trip gets closer
Q: Where will we be staying? What are the living conditions like in Fiji?
A: We will be living, for the majority of the project, like the locals live. Meaning, sleeping on the floor, no air conditioning, and an open living environment. For the remainder of the trip we will be staying in a resort style environment.