Friends from 3/11 disaster helping woman improve toilets in Tonga

Lui, 40, soon began efforts to improve school toilet facilities in the Vava’u island group in this island country in the South Pacific, some 7,800 kilometers from her homeland.

Lui's goal is for “an environment where children can study without any anxiety.”

Touring all of about 30 schools on the islands with a total population of 15,000, she is working to improve their aging restrooms and water supply systems that have not been properly maintained due to a lack of funds.

Upgrading of Power Distribution Grid in Vava’u and ‘Eua Will Receive USD$5 million

Energy Specialist at ADB’s Pacific Regional Department – Woo Yul Lee, told the Financial News Agency that the grid rehabilitation will promote greater efficiency and reduce electricity distribution losses.

The improvements will make Tonga’s power distribution network more resilient to climate change and rehabilitate electricity network in remote parts of the country.

The kingdom is heavily reliant on fossil fuels like diesel for our energy, consuming an estimated 13 million liters every year to generate electricity for over 103,000 of the country’s residents.