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Fans instead of Fish - How women in Fiji have saved their village

The tiny village of Daku on the Fijian island of Viti Levu is fighting climate change. While the men of the village can no longer catch enough fish and shrimp, the women have stepped in. They're selling hand-made fans made of palm leaves. Some men are having trouble dealing with the fact that their wives are now the breadwinners.

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With the clearing of the mangroves, the Rewa River is now clogged with sediment and the number of fish has declined dramatically. The village's 400 residents are making up for the economic loss through the sale of fans.

Report by Christian Uhlig