Operating as a charity under the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission, Mai Wiru is an unfunded, not-for-profit Indigenous organisation registered under ORIC.
Mai Wiru is fully-owned and controlled by Aboriginal people, and its board includes representatives from all communities on the APY Lands. The Board recognises that with continued growth, Mai Wiru must adapt the way it does business to achieve sustainability.
Mai Wiru supports communities, through the:
Return of profits to each community
Management of community stores
Underpinning financially unviable stores to ensure delivery of essential services
Business & Financial reporting regularly delivered to communities
Effecting positive outcomes through its grass root projects