Like all mothers, Mary wants to keep her children healthy.
A major concern for the mother of three is her children becoming very ill with vomiting and diarrhea, a common and sadly sometimes devastating illness for children in Kiribati.
Many Non-Government Organisations in New Zealand are waiting for damage assessments so they make a decision on how to best support a response. However, there is already concern about whether Fijian authorities will soon also have to deal with large volumes of unsolicited goods being sent by the New Zealand public.
Sending stuff can do more harm than good.