- In cooperation with local communities, established new livelihood opportunities by training and creation of livelihoods.
- Protecting villages prone to floods by establishing flood walls.
- Repairing school buildings and supporting children with solar lights, rain clothes and other needs.
- Public education and social mobilization.
- Established gliricidia fuel wood plantations to protect mangroves.
- Increasing fish resources by mangrove restoration and establishment of the first oyster culture project.
The majority of the people in the project area are living below the poverty line. They are struggling to survive with very little, worrying about their future. Natural resources are diminishing with destruction of mangrove forests and food from the sea. People are increasingly worried mangrove losses with grave dangers of extreme weather like the monster cyclone Nagris in 2008.
Our efforts is not only mitigating CO2 climate gases, but also to assisting people to create a better and safer existence with no need to destroy natural resources for survival. Our target is to increase income for the 80% living below the poverty line, with 100% higher income within the next 5 years. Livelihood creation, education, improvement in health services and introduction of renewable energy are on top of the agenda.
After three years of working with the communities, people have become more confident of their future. More jobs have been created, wood saving stoves, village energy forests, distribution of solar lights and other support introduced, and char coal burners of mangrove have been supported with new income opportunities, providing them better lives than before.,
This is only the beginning. The project is aiming at a social and economic revival based on sustainable development principles. As more resources are generated, development will secure the future people deserves, while contributing to combatting climate change.
Sustainable development is solidarity with ourselves and the children of the future.