WHAT DID WE DO SO FAR?
We started a coo partnership with 2 local families, we rent their land and together we maintain the environment. We have built 2 villas on their land with the philosophy to keep the nature just as it is. So we didn’t cut the trees but we build around them. We provide for the guests and they will fully take care of them. With the profit from the villas we try to do some social projects.
We collect rainwater in big containers so we can use the rainwater for the maintenance of our garden
We provide electricity true Solar Power
We have paid for 3 university studies for 3 young adults from the village. 1 of them followed the study ICT and 2 of them tourism
We have built a small community center, in here we provide every Sunday free English lessons for 43 children. During the week the children can come by to use our computers, via this way we try to learn them how the internet works, like Hotmail, Skype and word. Also the children participate in our ‘Go Green project’. Every week we clean a part in the village. With our bags we collect all the plastic and garbage we find. We take this to Indo Rumah Zengarden and from there we will make sure it reach the dump.
We are helping the lower population in the creation of micro-enterprises, such as starting their own food corner, providing a fisherman his boat or so they could start their one-man tour agency.
We have provided the money for a major brain surgery, tumor removal and after care.
We renovated a few houses in the village and provided 2 kitchens to significantly improve the living conditions
We work closely together with www.doenersdreefzorg.com and www.balipower.nl. Along with these organizations were giving lessons such as Basic English, value about money, ICT, self-development and permaculture
By developing this land and building and renting the villas we created jobs for a number of local people, all from the same village. Some of the people who are working with us didn’t have good chances on the labor market, because they were poor, blind on one eye or not mobile enough.