Predicted to be one of the first countries to disappear due to climate change. Oh what an argument can be started on just that sentence!
My name is Marita and am half I-Kiribati and half Australian. This blog is dedicated to Kiribati and all the issues that come with it. The sea level is rising at an insane pace forcing I-Kiribati people to face a reality that their home is literally decreasing in size – but I aim to give you more than just reporting the latest news.
Despite Kiribati having one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world, and incommunicable diseases (including diabetes and obesity) rising as quickly as their surrounding ocean, its people rely on culture, traditions, their families and their laughter to face the world.
This blog is for readers to not only understand the environmental issues that surround the country but to also understand the people. Kiribati people are proud and their good humoured nature will have you believe that nothing is wrong.
But their way of life is quickly being threatened and my biggest worry is that whatever happens, the traditions and culture of the Kiribati people will slowly fade away.
These are the stories, the daily struggles and the news from the country of Kiribati. An islander girl passing on the stories from her parents, her aunties, her uncles, her cousins, her grandparents and ancestors.
Te Mauri Te Raoi Ao Te Tabomoa (Health, Peace and Prosperity)
Oh and to add another string to my bow, I also do guest talks and guest articles. You can contact me here.