THE Adventist Development and Relief Agency completed a two-month distribution of relief products to families affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan that devastated Fiji last December.
The team, led by Anna Krikun from Germany, distributed food supplies, plant seedlings, food and agricultural vouchers worth about $2million to more than 5000 families living in Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and the Yasawa group.
"This was the first time for me to come to Fiji and it felt good to see the faces of the individuals and families when we handed them their supplies. You could see that they really appreciated what we did and it felt good to assist in whatever little way we could to transform their lives," Ms Krikun said.
She said they had worked closely with district officers and village headmen to draw up lists of people within their communities who were affected.
"Even after their assistance, we also spent a month just doing our background checks so we could make sure the people that we would assist genuinely needed help.
"It was a great opportunity. We were saddened with some of the things we saw which was caused by the cyclone but we're happy that we could help them in their day-to-day lives."