In early 2016, Melissa and I set sail for a year, heading down the coast of Mexico (and the Sea of Cortez) and ended up in the French Polynesian Islands. We took safe drinking water filters and gave them to people who need them, as part of our, “Pay it Forward” lifestyle.
Melissa’s video (link below) explains everything, so please take about 3 minutes and watch. She took all the photos and created the video on her iPhone.
AND Most Importantly…
Please DONATE HERE (our Donation page is currently CLOSED to donations) – but feel free to donate to others to help villagers in need. This is a Tax Deductible Donation!
Another great way to give back.
The Loloma Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) entity that was formed to support the heavily burdened medical/dental system already in place in island nations of the South Pacific. The Foundation is authorized by the IRS to accept tax-deductible financial contributions.
The number of health professionals practicing in the South Pacific is at a breaking point, leaving a good portion of the population living on the outer islands with no primary medical or dental care. Aggravating this lack of care is the “brain drain” found in many underdeveloped countries–last year nearly one third of all health care professionals left the country of Fiji stretching the medical infrastructure even further.
The Loloma Foundation distributes medicine, clothing, school supplies, and other necessities to many agencies throughout the South Pacific, including Fiji, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In 2007-2008 the Loloma Foundation treated more than 6,000 patients in remote areas of these countries