‘Virtual mall’ to open for indigenous products
Auckland: The world’s first global indigenous online marketplace will be launched later this month, creating a space for Maori and Pasifika businesses to showcase and sell their products on a global scale.
Social enterprise 5000 TRIBES saw an opportunity to support businesses amidst the coronavirus crisis.
Co-founder Moana Ellis said it would be the first platform of its kind.
“Our aim is to support indigenous wellbeing by enabling growth and opportunity,” she said.
“We have managed to provide all of the tools needed including secure, online payments for businesses to start making money online and all the hard work has been done for them. We’re probably not going to make revenue.”