This was our first love after moving to Vanuatu. The kindy was out of town, and had actually closed down when we went to visit.....and it just grew from there. We had some friends over that kick started it by paying for the kindy school fees for the rest of that year - if we could get the children to come back.. The village held a meeting and we explained what we could do for them. They were all overjoyed as they had 'not much' and could certainly not afford to pay school fees, so this was a blessing for them. The kindy went from 6 to 14 students in 2 weeks and 35 students after 4 weeks.
As we were in the tourism industry with our own business, we were able to promote the kindy with our tours, enabling tourists to visit the kindy and bring supplies if they wanted to. This helped immensely as we then didn't need to buy supplies - we only had to find enough funds to pay the teacher - which were soon kindly donated by another sponsor.