Founded in 2008, ACTIV Association seeks to socially, economically and environmentally empower disadvantaged communities in Vanuatu through fair trade. Some of the local products we help local communities to sell include handicrafts, carvings, spices and oils.
A member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, ACTIV is a national union of associations, cooperatives, small producers and other individuals from the islands Ambae, Pentecost, Maewo, Paama, Tanna, Erromango, Puninga, Ambrym, Futuna, Epi, Vanua-Lava, Araki, Gaua, Malekula, Mataso, Aneithyum and Efate. However, ACTIV’s reach continues to grow.
The ACTIV Association is comprised of three branches: ACTIV Forum, ACTIV Community and ACTIV Earth. ACTIV Forum promotes and retails products sourced from around Vanuatu. ACTIV Community collaborates with communities to identify income-earning opportunities and assist in product development. ACTIV Earth engages in environmental and social projects, such as solar power, which aim to improve the living conditions of rural communities.