ELIV International Service
"Create a world for mutual understanding"
“The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.” - Mother Teresa.
ELIV felt deeply for Mother Teresa's saying.
We may all oppress our love for human and the Earth, and live our lives with an armor of indifference under society's pressure. We are anxious that the Earth is unbearable to climate changes; we sympathize the poor and helpless people around the world whose basic living needs are extravagant to them. We all understand how it felt to "be forced to become indifferent." We hold great love for human and the Earth, all we need to do is to feel it ourselves, turn on the trigger, find partners to support, inspire and cooperate with each other.
ELIV International Service, founded in January 2010 in Taiwan, is one of the earliest established social enterprises. In 2012, ELIV established its sister organization, ELIV International Service Association. Holding the faith of "empowering local communities, sustainable developments, inspire volunteers, and create changes, ELIV dedicates to become distinguished Asian social innovative brand. Empowering Lives through Innovative Volunteerism (ELIV) designs and implements social service projects based on the needs of communities, both in Taiwan and abroad. In addition to participating in the trip, volunteers are strategically developed and coached, to make for a transformative experience. The impact is on multiple fronts. Local communities benefit from long-term, effective poverty alleviation efforts. Volunteers gain a new perspective and are empowered to take action - from adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle to making a difference at home, school, or work. ELIV helps volunteers to step out of their comfort zone and tackle social issues directly. ELIV believes in igniting the spark in people’s hearts to take action and change the world.
Our income comes from the registration fee of international volunteer workers, which includes administrative fee and operating costs. Upholding the spirit of social entrepreneurship, ELIV invests a fixed percentage of the annual net profits directly into future projects in the following year, and the rest is put into research and development based on local demands.
Empowering Lives through Innovative Volunteerism