Serving the local population since 2008
ADRA Vanuatu has grown to encompass many development and relief projects within WASH, food security, and gender equality, as well as trained response to disasters alongside the Vanuatu Humanitarian Team. Additional outreach includes sustainable gardening techniques and disaster risk reduction.Make a difference around the world
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We are currently installing 867 ventilated pit latrines, 43 kilometers (27 miles) of water pipes, and 289 showers.
Thus far, 24 communities have received new latrines and better access to potable water.
Two communities received training in permaculture and mitigating the effects of climate change.
We helped train 96 teachers through the local Adventist university.
Capacity Statement OverviewTraditionally, farmers in Vanuatu use the slash-and-burn method of farming, which destroys the environment and requires farmers to travel ever-increasing distances from their homes, often into the mountains. Because of the environmental concerns and the agricultural unsustainability, ADRA Vanuatu has introduced a food security program using innovative permaculture techniques. Now farmers in the communities of Dickson Reef, Araki, and Blacksands tend efficient gardens closer to their homes. ADRA Vanuatu has also provided training in food preservation and improved quality and quantity of the crop so that maximum yield can be achieved.
Our website further highlights the projects, programs, and people of ADRA Vanuatu.
Country OverviewVanuatu is regarded as one of the most natural-disaster-prone countries in the world. Susceptible to volcanoes, cyclones, earthquakes, and tsunamis, the expansive archipelagic nation is perpetually at risk for calamity. In addition, 75 percent of the population occupies the 83 rural islands that comprise Vanuatu, most of which lack access to sewage, water, or medical facilities.