In 2009 Samaritan’s Purse did an Operation Christmas Child shoe box distribution for the children in the Housing Assistance and Relief Trust (HART) village at Wainibuku, Fiji.
Over 84 families in poverty lived in the village but there was no school in the area. Many children were unable to attend school because of the high cost of bus fares to the nearest school. A family with 2 children would pay around FJD$48 a month in bus fares leaving them FJD$12 or less a month to live on.
After the Operation Christmas Child shoe box distribution, a conversation with the village secretary revealed the need. A school is now under construction for the children in the HART village at Wainibuku.