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June 26, 2015


Habele -  Outer Island Education Fund

v. trans., to realize a future; fig., to wish
[Ulithian, compound of "to make" and "to be"]

Habele is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of educational opportunities in the remote islands and atolls of Micronesia, an impoverished former American trust territory in the Central Pacific.

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Since Typhoon Maysak ravaged Micronesia, many Habele donors and volunteers to the “Moving Past Maysak” effort have been asking basic questions about this remote and beautiful region. 
Where is Micronesia?
“Micronesia” is an umbrella term for a region in the Western Pacific Ocean. This massive section of the Pacific is over 3 million square miles, with thousands of islands scattered throughout. These islands are grouped together in six different sovereign countries. One of these island nations is the “Federated States of Micronesia,” also referenced as the “FSM.” The term “Micronesia” is most commonly used to refer to the 600 islands and atolls making up the FSM.

Micronesian miscellaneous

In the Outer Islands
Daniel's finished canoe
Daniel building
Mens' house on Ulithi
Model canoe
Clamshell adze blade
Conch shell adze
Assorted photos from Yap and Ulithi