FIJI, Nadogo Village, Vanua Levu Island - December 1999
Improve the only access road to the village in exchange for a protective covenant preserving a 2,000-acre rainforest
Nadogo is a very remote village on the island of Vanua Levu, Fiji. The only practical way for the 60 villagers to leave Nadogo is via a poorly maintained access road which is prone to flooding. The Nadogo village clan has signed a protective covenant preserving its 2,000-acre rainforest in exchange for Seacology underwriting modest road improvement such as better grading with gravel.*
UPDATE November 2003 - The road opening was dedicated during the June 2002 Seacology expedition. In March 2003 the drainage for the road was upgraded to prevent damage during heavy rains. The contractor who completed the work maintained the road during the first year.