Inspired to combat poverty caused by a cycle of dependency, the mission of the Fanapi Center is to empower the marginalized people in the outer islands by creating sustainable opportunities in education, social entrepreneurship, community development, and health care.
We envision the Fanapi Center as a non-profit organization with the mission of breaking the cycle of disempowerment among the marginalized and underserved populations in the outer island regions of Pattiw, Namonweito, and Pafeng. We aspire to create sustainable social entrepreneurship and self-empowering programs. Operating with the belief that the people are capable of rising from the cycle of dependency on government handouts toward hard working self-sufficiency, the Foundation coordinates a series of programs and services aimed at giving the outer islanders a chance to realize their abilities to be self-sufficient. Having been marginalized by those in the main island centers, neglected by the state and national governments, hindered by self-defeating cycle of dependence on government handouts, and disempowered by an inferiority complex, the challenge is to build citizen-led initiatives to build pride in our abilities to do things for ourselves.