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“One light per bure” and Volcom bring the gift of light to “Fiji Midnight”

  Our volunteer teams call it “Fiji Midnight.” Pitch darkness after the sun disappears. It is beautiful, peaceful and still. Unique to our world filled with artificial light. It is somewhat “exotic” to a handful of American volunteers. Charming, quaint. Unless you’re a student learning to read, a mother mending clothes a father fixing a broken piece of equipment ---then its just dark! Last October the Volcom Corporation’s ”Give Back

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Touch Thousands of Lives: Join Our Team of Volunteers

“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” Loloma Foundation is an all-volunteer organization. During our yearly missions close to one hundred volunteers from the U.S. touch the lives of literally thousands of our brothers and sisters in the South Pacific. They give of themselves freely, frequently working ten and twelve hour days in unfamiliar

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2014 Yasawa Islands Video

Board member Dr. Lynne Scannell's video 2014 Yasawa Islands dental/medical mission.

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2014 Yasawa Islands Dental/Medical Report

by Linda Kwasny Our 2014 mission to Navutu Stars was our ninth year there, thanks to the generous support of the owners, Freddie and Madda.  This year, our medical team traveled daily to the outlying islands to run clinics and screen for the ensuing Loloma surgical missions in Taveuni. In all,  835 medical  patients were treated by our stellar team. Back at the resort, our dental contingent worked with four separate operatories, extracting, filling,

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Loloma Missions 2013 Video Summary

Summary of 6 medical, dental, surgical, and opthalmological missions to Fiji and the Solomon Islands in 2013. Produced by Dr. Lynne Scannell  

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Loloma volunteer and donor post Solomon Island Portraits

John Lyons, professional photographer and long time Loloma Foundation volunteer and donor has assembled a beautiful slide show of portraits including many from a Loloma medical mission to the Solomon Islands. Please take a moment to look. like and share. http://jonlyonsphotography.net

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Report: Navutu Stars Medical/Dental Mission 2013

By Linda Kwasny, Founding Board Member, Loloma FoundationIt gives me great pleasure to report that our first mission of 2013 went incredibly well, with no “Fiji factors”. That means that the weather was great, there were no mechanical delays, all equipment functioned and all of our materials arrived on time!Medical TeamThe medical team, led by our board member and pediatrician-extraordinaire Lynne Scannell consisted of Scripps residents Dan Given

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Your Generosity Helps Cyclone Evan Victims

In mid-December 2012 Cyclone Evan cut a swath of destruction through the Fijian Islands, ruining crops and turning people’s lives upside down. The Loloma Foundation made an appeal to our supporters to help purchase food and necessities until new crops could be planted and lives restored to some sort of order.  Most all of their crops were uprooted, blown away and flooded.   Because they live in extremely rural settings, they have little income

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Lasting Impressions: Founding Board Member Linda Kwasny Reflects on Loloma Foundation’s Evolution after 10 Years of Medical Missions

It has been a privilege to be the project coordinator for the Loloma Foundation trips for the past decade. Looking back over the myriad of medical/dental missions that we have done, it has been quite an evolutionary ride! In the early years, we had the luxury of taking small medical teams via water aboard the “Seahawk”, a majestic, wooden Ketch. We would stuff the holds, every nook and spare space with medical supplies and set sail. Over the

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