Emilio. Makira Province. Solomon Islands
Emilio is a legend. I met Emilio while tagging along on a water catchment surveying and rehabilitating project through remote Makira province late last year.
Emilio has a wonderful personality and a big heart. In a country with little opportunities for people with disability’s, His dream is to set up a Disability center on his property in Makira Provence to help educate the younger generations and those without the opportunity to access the single disability training center in Honiara.
Emilio keeps busy working his garden and making wood carvings for selling. Ever the legend his claim to fame is winning silver medal for weightlifting at the disabled games in HongKong. A huge achievement coming from a remote island in the pacific.