Irinieta, Soa Village, Viti Levu, Fiji.
Soa, a small village of around 500 people in eastern Viti Levu, is still recovering from the devastating effects of Cyclone Winston in 2016, which virtually flattened much of the island nation and destroyed many houses in its path. It was the most powerful cyclone ever to hit Fiji. Three years later, village life in Soa is slowly returning to some sense of normality, in part due to the burgeoning trade in locally produced yaqona (kava), a plant that takes three years to grow and harvest.
Irinieta shares a small, recently renovated house with her mother, blind father and one-year old son, Kusitino.
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