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Would You Pay $1.00
a Day to Help
Make Poverty
Go Away

This email also gives me the opportunity to welcome on board our first 20 NuiGeneration Partners, who have committed to "Pay $1 a Day ..to help Poverty go away". The " $1 A Day" pilot is a Nui LifeStyle product that launches the third tier of Nui products and allows us for the first time to engage directly with our customers about our core business; Live Fair End Poverty.

We are inviting 100 stakeholders to join before December 2010 to help build and co create the transparent communication and information platform that will allow us to have a community of 1000 NuiGeneration Partners by July 2011, linking PGEP growers, Nui Brand and Partners in a regional network for positive economic and environmental change.

Through a small investment, funding for island villiage based micro businesses will be created that will drive the transactions needed for sustainably development. Your contribution will be rewarded through a minimum 30% annual return, paid quarterly through your choice of Nui online products. Furthermore, 60 cents of your $1 is proposed for Micro-Finance and Trade facilitation with registered island partners.

The whole concept is about a 100% transparent track and trace of the funds and the social benefits delivered, in which partners have full access to all the information, people and projects

You will be hearing more soon about how to engage with our funding projects via email and online at our
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Greetings! Trust you are all well. As always, I appreciate your time and continued engagement in the work of African Pacific, Nui and the Pacific Growers Export Partnership (PGEP)

After 12 years in African Pacific, gaining practical development experience, lessons and business application in the Pacific, we have finally come up with the Organic Economy model. It has always been and overarching personal aim, to better understand the constant decline in social and economic prosperity in developing communities, and to find ways to improve the dynamic towards better outcomes.

However, I did not think an A4 size diagram could represent the entirety of our passion of finding an optimal operational model that can deliver effective, positive and sustainable development outcomes in the Pacific region. There seems to be continued beauty in simplicity.

I thank all stakeholders for your indulgence over this time, as I am quite aware that my South African mouth has not always been appreciated in this process of change.
Organic Economy: A Business Model for change

The model is made up of 4 different sections,
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Trade Development Value Chain

1. FOB supply chain: from growers to export.

2. The international Brand Value Chain

Social Infrastructure Support

3. Trade & Development Support (Equity/Foundation)

4. Trade & Development distribution

We are happy to say that after this time, and as you see in the
diagram, there is no new real thought, or no new ideas. Each of these s
egments have been discussed and practiced for the past 60 years as the development industry has tried to find solution to the Poverty question.

However, we do believe that the difference may lie in the sequencing of the different aspects on the model, ie, AP focusing primarily on the trade development value change, followed by the social infrastructure support and the interfacing of the two sections, as well as the aspirational network we have been working with over the past 12 years. If you have any comments/questions, please do not hesitate to put them forward.

Pacific Growers Export Partnership

It is oursincere belief that a fundamental difference is the many aspirational people that we have been privileged to work with, and the ideas, concepts and principles for which they stand. The PGEP network has become a partnership, of which we are proud to be a part of and to work with, and the following link is an introduction of the team that has built PGEP.

PGEP Challenging Aspirations
PGEP Challenging Aspirations

PGEP: Challenging Aspirations from corey maynard on Vimeo.

The development context of the AP/PGEP model can be a very successful one in driving development outcomes as well as bringing sustainable social competition to the Pacific Island. We do also still believe that ethical and transparent business practices remain the fastest vehicle for change and that the facilitation of business skills to individual growers and value chain stakeholders is core to achieving sustainable development outcomes.

Once the all rules of the "fair" game have been facilitated, it remains essential that a level playing field remains open for participation and practice for aspirant stakeholders in order to hone their skills required to make beneficial economic decisions both for the short and long term. 85% of businesses in Australia fail within the first 5 years, so there is no doubt that successful business outcomes do require time and experience.
Strategy Plan

One of the main reasons for this email is to let you know of the AP Strategy Forum Plan is to launch the AP Strategy & Business Plan 2011 -2015, by January 2011.

This plan will look at the past 12 years of AP activity as a pilot project in which we as the AP/PGEP group have been able to deliver certain tangible assets,including organic and fair trade processing facility, product IP, the Nui- Live fair brand, lessons and experiences and a group turnover of just under $2 million.

Most of all, we are a team of committed, aspirant and like minded individuals from across the Oceania region and the world that have been an integral part of this success. Most of us have been included in this email, and I thank you again.

The upcoming strategy plan has a distinct agenda;

1. To create an objective and succinct business strategy for AP/PGEP over the next 5 years that will

  • clearly outline goals, challenges and aspirations of the business

  • align the different sectors and operations of AP/PGEP into a cohesive and co-creative development process

2. to create and outline the co-ownership program within AP and its partners and stakeholders

3. to create a co-creative platform that will allow all partners to participate, learn and share experiences within the business, development and environmental fraternity to ensure transparency and best practice within the AP/PGEP system and the region.

We continue to be confident that AP/PGEP system will be self sustaining from July 2012 given our present capacity for growth, the support model attached and the Strategic Business Plan that we will co creatively develop with you.

I am also confident that this through this process, the tenure of my current position as CEO of AP will end by July 2012, and a new more inclusive leadership structure will emerge through the strategy process.

As this is an important aspect of this process, it is clear that the strategy program cannot be lead by myself and thus we are grateful to have been offered the assistance ofNiran Jiang from the Institute of Human Excellence. Her participation and assistance will not only bring a wealth of experience to the process, but will also enhance the co-creative process, allowing the many voices to be heard and acknowledged and create an environment of shared understanding and shared agreement among all stakeholders.
This process is critical in the achievement of our mutual aims and aspirations and I look forward to the privilege of being able to participate with those of you who wish to bring their talents, ideas, resources and understanding to this process. Please feel free to contact David, Linda, Miro or myself should you wish to contribute to this process, know of someone who may wish to be part of the process, or would simply like to be kept informed through email or general communication.

I thank you once more for your time, sharing and indulgence over the past years.

Yours SincerelyLive fair logo

Andreas B Lombardozzi