FRIEND has received around $80,000 from Canada Fund to equip the new Food Production Facility in Tuvu. The facility has been constructed with assistance from the European Union after the organisation sustained major damages to its headquarters in Tropical Cyclone Evan in December 2012. “While we are very grateful for the quick response by the EU to allow us to build the facility, we still needed money to equip the place. Our request to Canada Fund was approved almost instantly. Canada fund has been a long term development partner of FRIEND and continues to remain so,” says Founder/Director Sashi Kiran.