The Barefoot Collection

    If you live in the USA, and would like to take a suitcase of medical supplies selected specifically for the medical project below, please contact We are pleased to partner with OC Not Just Tourists to provide useful and requested medical supplies for clinics and hospitals across the globe. Your only expense will be the cost of shipping from California to your residence in the USA. If you choose to do this, you will make a Big Impact!

    Project #1

    The Namara Village School & Kindergarten was founded in 1980. The school serves 85 children from ages 3 through 13 years old. There are four classrooms and four teachers teaching eight classes, as two grades are taught together in each room. Once the children finish their years at the primary school the majority then attend boarding school on the main island of Vitu Levu for their high school education.

    Project #2

    The Muaira Village Library was opened in early 2015 and is run by the Muaira Village Women’s Club. The primary school serves 100 children from the ages of 3 through 14 years old. They are asked to spend time in the library for at least one hour each day after school. The Muaira Village Library also provides literature and academic support material for the inhabitants of Kese (251 people) and Muaira (165 people).

    Project #3

    The Kese Health Centre was established in 1970 and supports five settlements, three schools, and five villages. It is staffed by one nurse and helps roughly 500 children and 315 pregnant women each year. Much of the support provided is for maternal, infant care and community health but at times the center is the first point of contact for emergency cases (stitches, broken bones, dislocated limbs, and decompression sickness from incorrect scuba diving). The center has two beds and also assists with basic dental requirements every Friday. Any medical equipment or supplies can only assist the community members making use of this facility, living in the Naviti Area

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 20, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.