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Build resilience in four Asia-Pacific communities.

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AVI, together with four long-term local partners, is committed to backing crucial development programs and we want you to join us.

This End of Financial Year, we’re asking you to make a tax-deductible donation to empower AVI and four of our trusted partners in Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji and Papua-New-Guinea.

We know the most effective outcomes are achieved when communities drive the change they want and need. Equally important – it ensures sustainability for the long haul.

Since 1951, AVI has forged enduring partnerships with local organisations across 89 countries to support locally identified needs.

This commitment has fostered a 70-year legacy built upon unwavering trust, reciprocity and most importantly, deep respect.

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Reforestation in Indonesia

Local farmer Partono and Javlec Employee Lutfi Retno Wahyudyanti in Argomulyo, Yogyakarta

Due to population growth, the village of Argomulyo, one hour outside Yogyakarta, is slowly losing its trees. With funds from AVI, Javlec and local villagers will create a Pilot Forest using dozens of hectares of unproductive land in the former eruption area of Mount Merapi. In addition to planting endemic plants as a water catchment area, the forest will also become home to fruit trees with a high economic value. These trees will be managed and maintained by low-income farmers with limited land, providing an additional source of household income.

Local farmer Partono and Javlec Employee Lutfi Retno Wahyudyanti in Argomulyo, Yogyakarta

Children’s Financial Literacy in Papua New Guinea

Children’s Financial Literacy program in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Financial empowerment for young people is a major development challenge in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Your donation will help AVI provide a grant to Cufa to support their Children’s Financial Literacy program, actively addressing this challenge in several primary schools within the National Capital District in partnership with the PNG National Department of Education. Cufa will use these funds to expand its footprint in 2024 by engaging community volunteers to reach more children and schools.

Children’s Financial Literacy program in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Marine conservation in Malaysia

MareCet Marine Biologists lead guided education tour.

Kuala Selangor in northwestern Selangor, Malaysia, boasts a lengthy coastline comprising mangrove forests, mudflats, and thriving estuaries which are home to a rich variety of marine and coastal wildlife. It is also a popular destination for ecotourism. Many activities, however, have had a negative impact on the environment, including a build-up of waste and river pollution. Your donation to AVI will enable grassroots organisation MareCet to implement a series of outreach programs through schools and local community associations, raising awareness about the importance of marine conservation, encouraging future environmental stewards and ensuring nature-based tourism activities can continue to exist as a source of sustainable income.

MareCet Marine Biologists lead guided education tour.

Institutional strengthening in Fiji

PCDF staff deliver food packs to remote communities during COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji.

Partners in Community Development Fiji (PCDF) is one of Fiji’s longest established NGOs supporting community development projects. PCDF works to improve the lives of people in isolated communities, grounded on community-centered approaches that build on existing community knowledge, skills and capacities, helping communities achieve their visions of equitable, holistic and sustainable livelihoods. Your donation can help AVI provide a grant to increase PCDF’s efficiencies and strengthen capacity, quality leadership and good governance through the development of critical organisational policies and documents.

PCDF staff deliver food packs to remote communities during COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji.

Help these communities drive the change they want and need.

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