Sashi Kiran is the founder and director of non-profit community organisation Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND) in Fiji. Kiran founded FRIEND to create income generating opportunities for rural and semi-urban settlements and villages, with a particular focus on women, youth, smallholder farmers and people with special needs. Some of FRIENDs projects include flour made from local crops and herbal teas. In 2017 the organisation opened a restaurant specialising in traditional Fijian and Indian food. The organisation also works on disaster response initiatives, rehabilitation and healing, and peace building projects.
Founder and director
Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND)
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