Joali Maldives resort donated financial aid of US$30,000 and two eight-seat buggies to the Raa Dhuvaafaru island council on Tuesday (14 June).
Dhuvaafaru is the most populous island in Raa Atoll with a population of over 5,000 people, including more than 2,500 women.
“As one of our closest islands, we continue to work with the Raa Dhuvaafaru Council to engage in different areas of support; we are proud of the meaningful changes we have been able to create during our journey to help local communities and the planet,” Joali said.
The financial assistance and the two vehicles (which cost US$14,900) were donated under the resort’s corporate social responsibility programme.
In January, Joali donated funds raised by guests and hosts over the Christmas and New Year festive period to the NGOs Olive Ridley Project, Women in Tech Maldives, and Zero Waste Maldives. The funds were to be utilised by the Olive Ridley Project for “protecting sea turtles and their habitats in Raa atoll through rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, education, and outreach”; by Women In Tech Maldives for “working to inspire, empower and celebrate women in science and technology and teach school students coding skills”; and by Zero Waste Maldives for “reducing the amount of fabric waste that ends up in landfill by rescuing clothes that can be used second hand or upcycled.”