All tagged Espiritu Santo
There is no optometrist based on the island of Espiritu Santo and – unless a volunteer optometrist is visiting Luganville - people must fly to Port Vila to have their eyes tested and be fitted with glasses or contact lenses. We wanted to bring vision to those who were least able to get assistance: the elderly and young in the northern village of Port Olry; a community of 3000 people.
Two Llamas sought to investigate the issues that may arise if aquaponics was introduced to remote Ni-Vanuatu villages such as Matantas. Although many villages in Vanuatu have rich volcanic soils, there are many that have sandy, salt-soaked soils and limited access to water.
The village of Port Olry is located in the north of the island of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. It is the second largest village in the nation; home to approximately 3000 residents. Its health clinic services the village and all surrounding villages in the north, yet facilities and supplies were inadequate to service even the most basic needs; let alone facilitate the safe delivery of babies. Two Llamas decided to do something to help.
The northern coastal village of Port Oly is home to approximately 3000 people; many of whom are children. There is one Government-owned kindy catering to 83 children aged between 3 and 6 years of age. It lacked even the most basic of educational resources, so Two Llamas/ SUP Wilderness Adventures decided to so something to help.
The remote coastal village of Matantas is located in the far north of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Home to approximately 250 people, there are no jobs in-country except for the processing of copra. Two Llamas wanted to help the community to develop a small-scale sustainable business that would allow the community to utilise existing natural resources to create a unique product for the Luganville and Port Olry markets.