Nadogo is a small, very remote village on the island of Vanua Levu, Fiji. The Nadogo village clan has ownership of a 1,000-acre primary rainforest. The only practical way for the 60 villagers to leave Nadogo is by a poorly maintained access road. This road is not paved, and even in the best of circumstances it can be traversed only by four-wheel drive vehicle, a trip that takes several hours. The road passes two streams that are prone to flooding.
The Nadogo village clan is willing to sign an agreement preserving its 1,000-acre rainforest. In exchange, Seacology will fund modest road improvements, such as better grading and gravel. Though the road will still not be paved, the improvements will make it easier for villagers to get to the market or to a medical clinic when the need arises.