These young ladies are both from the island of Epi - one of the islands most devastated by Cyclone Pam in March 2015.
has taken a long time in the recovery stages as it was mostly comprised
of farming crops - the residents main source of income.
since the re planting, we (they) have been experiencing an unusually
dry 'wet season' and the crops are perishing once again and income is
scarce leaving these girls (the oldest child) no other choice but to go
to another island in search of work and/or study which cost money
ways to help in these instances is to help the islanders - better water
supplies to keep the crops going recreating income for the families,
seeds and root crop vegetables to plant.
But - by helping their children, they can be spared the anxiety of not being able to provide for the rest of the family