It’s not often that I promote specific businesses in Vanuatu. Today I’m making an exception.
In the spirit of “paying it forward”, I want to show how some ex-pats integrate, form deep relationships and add so many benefits to the people of Vanuatu on many levels.
Two businesses in Vanuatu, answered my pleas for help when the Washable Sanitary Pad project started to take off at a rapid rate.
Karen & Rick who have developed a gorgeous, private accommodation, Pandanus Breeze, on the outskirts of Port Vila. They kindly took some essential items to the Mamma’s Laef team, just when we really needed it. Karen had also organised to collect some donated sewing machines which had arrived from Australia. After email conversations over the past 6 months, we finally met at Pandanus Breeze. It is such a beautiful spot – perfect for a quiet getaway, but not too far from Port Vila.
Located just a short distance out of Port Vila, within easy reach of some of the many must do attractions – Cascade Falls, The Summit Tropical Gardens or head north to the Havannah Harbour. This has to be the best natural swimming pool I’ve seen.
Shaz from Narawan Private Retreat is another supporter. She answered the shout out, when the mamma’s had used up all the cotton fabric and desperately needed more, to keep up production. Shaz delivered fabric, so the team could keep sewing.
Some of the Mamma’s Laef team and I visited Shaz and her off-the-grid luxury retreat. The property is testament to Shaz’s ingenuity.
Cyclone Pam’s legacy has been a bumper crop of pawpaw all over the estate, so we departed with a huge box of pawpaw to take back to the other Mamma’s in Pango Village. The birds were obviously having a great feed too!
Thanks Rick, Karen and Shaz – we are grateful for your kindness.
Mi lukim yu
Belinda (and team)