BAREFOOT CONSERVATION LIMITED
Barefoot Conservation is a not-for-profit organisation in the stunning Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Their mission is to apply the skillset of volunteers to aid the community, scientific research, and preservation of the world's most bio-diverse region. In turn, trip-makers gain practical experience and the reward of making a significant difference to the island. They're returning to Crowd2Fund to raise money for building a second basecamp on Komodo Island, which their last raise enabled them to secure, and to renovate their liveaboard boat.
Make a difference. See a difference. Be the difference.
We are a not-for-profit organisation, so the fees that our volunteers pay are used to fund the projects we embark on. Each project is designed to meet both the immediate and long term needs of the island and its inhabitants, as we work in partnership with the Raja Ampat government. Aside from marine conservation, environmentally, this extends to river and beach clean-ups, renewable energy programmes, and climate change research. We encourage our volunteers to also engage with the islanders through teaching English and educating them on environmental issues – at the moment, we teach English in three local community schools. Over-tourism is an extremely damaging factor contributing to the environmental crisis, but our mission seeks to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in the community to discourage unsustainable ways of living and combat poverty.
We're based on Arborek Island, but have plans to open a second basecamp on Komodo Island. We came to Crowd2Fund last year to get funding to secure this location, which we're pleased to say was a great success. With the land certificates and building permits ready to go, we will now use the money raised in this campaign to begin the building work. Additionally, we were able to purchase a new boat which is paramount to our diving excursions and now require further funds to carry out renovations and maintenance on our liveaboard services. As a 'thanks' for your pledge, we are offering rewards – you can even join us on our stunning island and see for yourself how your money is used!
Where will the funds go?
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"Make a difference. See a difference. Be the difference."