We are building an eco resort in the remote location in Four Kings also known as Raja Ampat in West Papua, Indonesia. This will be the first community based resort run by native Papua. Our goals are to preserve one of the last pristine coral reef environments in the world, and provide education and economic empowerment to the surrounding communities.
Profits generated from the resort will be distributed back to the community in the long term program in the forms of;
- Basic health care
- Micro loans
- Coral conservation
Your help can limit the impact of two-edged sword tourism in developing world. Your contribution can provide a source of income for many who are economically marginalized. Help us to maintain aspects of culture such as traditional art and crafts, language and lifestyle that is being threatened.
How You Can Help
We have acquired land and finalized paperwork for the permit. What we need is $32,000 to start the construction phase. The fund will be used for;
- Huts and dining area ($6,000)
- Air compressor and dive equipment ($12,000)
- First aid and safety kit ($600)
- lights installation ($600)
- Jetty ($3,000)
- Small boat ($5,000)
- Training ($1,400)
- Marketing ($1,000)
- Unforeseen issues ($2,400)
Until 2007, when Raja Ampat rich marine biodiversity is featured in National Geographic (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/09/indonesia/doubilet-text) along with other high profile publications. Raja Ampat popularity shoot straight up and become well-known among scientists, journalists and recreational divers. (Do the Google search: Raja Ampat)
Tourists from all around the world come for its great marine life and beautiful beach, but the current state of living condition native Papua has changed little. The majority of the population are still unemployed. There are no teachers at schools or doctors in the hospital. Its a disturbing situation in one of the most famous tourist destination.
Your contribution can help us deliver a new hope. So, let's make this happen!