The Tuvalu Project is sponsored by the Brigham Young University–Hawai'i chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Our team is based in Laie, Hawaii and proudly supports the SIFE mantra "a head for business, a heart for the world." We use the correct application of tried and true principles to promote social entrepreneurship to change the world through business.
The island nation of Tuvalu is one of the smallest sovereign powers in the world, and has been the focus of intense international debate on the effects of global climate change on the world's oceans. Regardless of the prevailing political and environmental sentiments, this gem of the Pacific represents the ancestral home of thousands of proud sons and daughters of Tuvalu. We are committed to empowering them further to take control of the future of their nation and economy by providing them with skills and opportunities to continue their education, build and run their own businesses, and get prepared to serve in their families, their communities, and in their nation.
We believe in a holistic approach to addressing the current economic, social, and environmental issues that face this remarkable nation. Our initial assessment in March, 2011 was vital in establishing contacts and communication with the Tuvaluan government. We trust their vision for their people, and are anxious to continue helping them achieve their vision for their country. The Tuvaluans can and will be the ones to save Tuvalu.
If you would like to be a part of the project, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our team and see how you can get involved. The "Donate Online" link is a fast, secure way to get money directly to the front lines of this project, and all proceeds from these donations go directly to fund The Tuvalu Project. Follow this blog and see how your giving is changing this island forever...