Marine Reach Vanuatu (MRV) is a not-for-profit, interdenominational, international Christian organisation. The vision of Marine Reach Vanuatu is to disciple the nation of Vanuatu through medical and dental care, skills-based education, spiritual discipleship, and community development projects to those in need in Vanuatu.

In past years Marine Reach’s ship, the M/V Pacific Hope, carried volunteer medical professionals to locations not easily accessible in Vanuatu. During that time David and Linda Cowie, the founders of Marine Reach, recognised the need for an ongoing presence in Vanuatu. The recognition of this need gave birth to the vision for the Family Care Centre. 

The Family Care Centre (FCC) is a medical and training campus located in Teouma Valley on the Island of Efate. The FCC began as a small medical clinic in 2016 and expanded in 2018 to include a training facility focused on empowering and equipping individuals beyond the classroom. Both the clinic and the training facility have seen significant growth over the years.

At the core of Marine Reach Vanuatu is the value, “To know God and to make Him known”. This statement is the essence of Marine Reach Vanuatu’s worldview. We believe that we are called to “Love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and then to love our neighbour as ourselves” (Luke 20:27).


The Family Care Centre is not  just a facility to change the lives of individuals , but also that of the nation as a whole. Working closely in support of Government agencies our aim is to provide a Christ-centered support system for families suffering from domestic violence. Training, medical, spiritual care and our “keep Safe” programs in local schools makeup the four basic components of our program.

Your partnership is crucial to see us move forward every year in touching the lives of hundreds of women and children who have so much potential but so little opportunity. Your one off or monthly donations will make a big difference in allowing us to make a difference.

David and Linda Cowie