Maafushi is one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll and the proposed capital for the Medhu Uthuru Province of the Maldives. It is cited for the Maafushi Prison. Maafushi changed into heavily broken by means of the 2004 tsunami which impacted on over 100,000 of the Maldives 300,000 population. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, supported via the Irish and American Red Cross Societies, started work on a mains sewage device on 10 August 2006.
The International Federation has also funded the building of homes for individuals who misplaced theirs throughout the tsunami.
Both schemes are finished in partnership with commercial contractors and with the help and involvement of the local people. Maafushi is one of the islands in Maldives with a thriving neighborhood economy. While more than sixty households advantage at once from fishing, tourism enterprise has taken a brand new turn since 2010.
With the authorities regulation permitting starting of Guest Houses in neighborhood islands, Maafushi changed into the first to comfortable an investment in tourism accommodation. The first visitor house became opened in January 2010, and since then, many greater have opened and they have supplied the local people with foreign forex inflows. Tourists from neighboring inn islands also go to Maafushi for island hopping and Maafushi affords them with purchasing opportunity with souvenir shops at assigned regions of the island.