By Meghan Akim & Alyson Shim - Ilima Photos LLC.
Hawaii is a gathering place for people across the globe. Some people save up for years to make their perfect, destination vacation come true. It is a tropical paradise to many, but for some, the islands are home. As anyone who lives here can attest, it is a delicate place socially, economically, culturally, politically, and racially.
The last year has exasperated and magnified the issues facing Hawaii and forced so many locals and native Hawaiians to look within themselves to be the financial solution to (what seemed to be) a never-ending financial battle.
This is an inside look at life behind the curtains of paradise, and the story of our small, Hawaiian business’s fight for survival during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When most people think of Hawaii, they picture blue oceans, sipping on pina coladas, dolphins, and a woman swaying to music while wearing a grass skirt. Despite what many people believe, thatch...