“Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.” – Ashoka Foundation.
Raatior Ventures focuses on building global and local partnerships to help the people in the small remote outer islands in the developing country of Micronesia.We believe in providing innovative and sustainable tools to empower the marginalized people to help themselves. Our focus is on improving educational opportunities, providing community and economic development, and health care needs of the people. We are doing that through a non-profit organization called Fanapi Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization sponsored by the United Charitable Programs.
Fanapi Foundation is the US-based entity committed to raise funds to support technical assistance to the Fanapi Center and its services to the outer island people in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. As a fiscally sponsored project of United Charitable Programs – a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, Fanapi Foundation will enable tax deductible contributions by any US-based individuals, organizations, or corporations.
The Fanapi Foundation, a US-based organization, seeks to raise funds and provide technical assistance to support the Fanapi Center’s mission to promote self-reliance among the underserved outer islanders living in the remote Northwest region of Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia.
Guided by the community ownership embodied in the locally based Fanapi Center, the Fanapi Foundation seeks to inspire global charitable giving from U.S. donors to support local efforts at the Fanapi Center particularly in the areas of educational reform, community development, preventative healthcare, and economic empowerment.
We envision a world in which the vast global resources in education, health care, and economic development opportunities in developed countries are accessible to women and children in the poor and remote outer islands in Micronesia.
Fanapi Center is about alleviating poverty in the outer islands of Micronesia by building sustainable, community-based, locally focused opportunities aided by global resources. Our strategy is to partner with existing global resources to provide technical assistance to the island communities, empower women and children towards self-sufficiency, enabling greater access to global resources for economic and social development. We are humbled by the immensity of needs in those islands. But we would be the first to want to find the tools that people need to make a long-lasting difference in their own lives and the life of their respective island communities.
Empowerment: We don’t claim to have the power. Rather, we provide new tools and resources that people can use to give them the chance to help themselves. It must stem from within the island community to want to help themselves. With that approach, it is more about challenging the people to realize their power to succeed than about our giving them any power that they did not already possess.
Engagement: By engagement, we mean the need for us to always focus on the needs and voices of the outer islanders. We must not forget that the true sign of success for us is to work ourselves out of a job. The people must always identify their needs and make clear their desire to solve those problems themselves. Afterall, the local people know their communities and live the hardship of poverty.
Equity: We are referring to the larger issues of global inequities. But more importantly we want to do something about this. And we recognize the other people, communities, organizations, companies that want to do something about it. The people in the small remote developing countries must be given a chance and the resources to succeed.