Loving Islands seeks to empower Pacific island communities by providing market-driven services that alleviate poverty, promote gender income equality, foster inclusive local governance capabilities, and increase business confidence and climate change resilience.
An Australian, I’Taukei Fijian (native) raised between Australia’s tropical North East coast and Fiji’s Lauan island of Matuku. Litia is an avid traveller and passionate about raising standards of living across remote Pacific communities whilst maintaining the environmental integrity the islands are known for.
MA Commerce, BA Communications, Cert. IV New Small Business, International Baccalaureate, Certified island kid.
Mosese N. Coriakula (Jr.)
Project Coordinator (January 2017 – Present)
An I’Taukei Fijian born and raised between Fiji’s capital Suva and the South-East island of Matuku. Mosese, or Ju, is a QVS graduate and former Vatuwaqa Church Treasurer that enjoys travelling to the outer islands and meeting unknown relatives.
Diploma in Engineering in Electrical & Electronics, Renewable Energies (in-progress), Fiji School Leaving Certificate, Fiji Junior Leaving Certificate, Naturally gifted communicator.
Matuku Island Organic Farming Project (MIOFP)
August 2016 – August 2017
The MIOFP is a 13-month training programme designed to develop income opportunities for Matuku Island communities through the sale of organic products.
Project partners include: The U.S. Embassy’s Regional Environment Office and the Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community.
Our Project Partners
U.S. Embassy’s Regional Environment Office (Suva)
The U.S. Embassy’s Regional Environment Office tracks environmental developments in 16 Pacific island countries and territories, and works with Pacific governments, regional intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental actors to strengthen and expand U.S. engagement with Pacific island countries in efforts that respond to the major environmental challenges facing the region.
Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community (POETCom)
A not-for-profit membership organisation committed to growing the organic and ethical trade movement across the Pacific Islands. POETCom is the training partner of the Matuku Island Organic Farming Project (2017-2017), providing farmers with training on the Pacific Organic Standards and organic certification through Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS).