Making Bequia Better!
At Action Bequia we believe that the future economic health of Bequia is dependent on continuing to attract discerning tourists, long term visitors, homemakers and yachtsmen. To do that successfully, the Bequia "offer" has to keep improving. Our activities focus on programmes that achieve this. At the same time we are receptive to requests for financial assistance from other locally based organisations in the fields of learning, sport and youth development.
First operational in June 2011, we have so far disbursed almost US$250,000 to a wide variety of Projects. With all of these, Action Bequia has been involved in some way. That involvement ranges from initiation and completion of entire projects (the Belmont Walkway for example) to receiving and passing on funds targeted at initiatives started and managed by others (such as the Bequia Heritage Boat Museum and the NGCDI Union Vale Water Project).
Our lead project in 2012 was the Belmont Walkway Restoration.The same team that completed that project so well will also be responsible for the Port Elizabeth Drain Improvement and Harbour Beautification Project that will substantially improve the central hub of the island.
At Action Bequia, 100% of all donations have been used on the actual projects themselves or await future disbursement. We have no overheads. All the time needed to manage our activities is given by volunteers including UK based professionals such as Grenadine Consulting (website) and Calder & Co (accounting services).
Much has been accomplished in a short time but there is much more to do and none of this happens by magic. Over 100 individual, couples, companies and organisations have contributed so far (Donors) and we need your contributing support both practical and financial.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words