Huvadhoo Aid is a non-governmental, youth organization located in Huvadhoo Atoll. It was founded in 1987 as Hoadedhdhoo Zuvananunge Jamiyya and then renamed to Hoadedhdhoo Association for Development in 1997 following restructuring of the organization. It was again renamed as Huvadhoo Aid in 2010, after major changes in its focus areas.
Huvadhoo Aid (HAD) exists to enable the rural people to work effectively in promoting and advancing the interests of the rural community of the Maldives to attain basic needs. We work to build a united and strong community for the advancement of the island. We base our actions to enable the community and NGOs to effectively promote and advance the interests, well-being of island community, and improve the effectiveness of the NGOs serving the community. Especially we seek to strengthen our actions for poverty alleviation in the community by promoting equity and equality.
The major focus areas of the organization are democratic governance, environment and climate change, youth and women empowerment, drug and substance abuse prevention and community development. We seek to strengthen our actions for sustainable development and poverty alleviation in the community by promoting equity and equality. We also implements international volunteer program inviting foreigner to work with our programs and projects.
Huvadhoo Aid has received President’s Award for Courage in 2007, recognizing the activities and programs of the organization