The Newsroom Blog

Many People in Vanuatu Look to Replant Home Gardens

Latter-day Saint leaders in Port Vila are purchasing and distributing seeds this week so families can begin to replant their home gardens. Many people in Vanuatu rely on what they can grow themselves for food and income.

20150327 094503

Church leaders also purchased 5,000 personal care kits today to be distributed to the people of Vanuatu.

The kits include a toothpaste tube, toothbrush, soap and other items. Many people in Vanuatu lost their personal belongings when Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific nation earlier this month.

Latter-day Saint representatives continue to work with government agencies to bring food, water, tarpaulins and other aid to communities on Efate and the outer islands, such as Tanna.

Additional Resources

Browse the Blog

About The Blog: This blog is managed and written by staff of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The information here is reliable and accurate but should not necessarily be viewed as official statements from the Church. The purpose of this blog is to provide journalists, bloggers, and the public with additional context and information regarding public issues involving the Church. For official news releases and statements from the Church, visit

Style Guide Note: When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide.