Nauiyu is a small community nestled on the banks of the Daly River 230km south of Darwin. It is situated on the traditional lands of the Malak Malak people and home to approximately 650 people.
Since July 2016, ELP has been supporting the community of Daly River (Nauiyu) to explore enterprise ideas based around family and community aspirations. ELP was invited to support the community through a partnership with the Red Cross and the Nauiyu Ngembimi Wirr Tal Committee.
To date, four enterprise projects have emerged and are currently being developed with the support of ELP. These projects include guided cultural tours, a photography business, an ice pops enterprise and a take-away food business.
“I’M PROUD TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT I HAVE KNOWN FOR 35 YEARS. TO BETTER THEIR OWN LIVES AND ESTABLISH AN ENTERPRISE WHERE THEY CAN BRING IN MONEY FOR THEMSELVES AND MAKE THEM INDEPENDENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT” CHERYL ZURVAS, LOCAL FACILITATOR