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Alumni Update: Eritai Kateibwi

December 2018

Eritai Kateibwi

Have you heard about Eritai Kateibwi?

NO

Eritai is an alum from Kiribati who “is literally saving his island nation,” says one of his professors.

  • Kiribati is afflicted with limited arable land, irregular rainfall, and rising tides that destroy crops, leaving residents to rely on unhealthy processed foods.
  • At BYU–Hawaii, Eritai discovered hydroponics and developed a project to help his people grow nutritious food and alleviate malnutrition and disease.

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Here’s an update on Eritai’s hydroponics project:

  • Over the summer Eritai placed more than 100 hydroponic units with families.
  • Eritai helped one community pool their money to help one family, then rally around another family, then another, until every one could receive a unit.
  • Eritai is also helping families apply for available funds from the Australian Government.

Watch a stunning new video that captures Eritai’s journey of learning and service.

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