Kumu is a small village on the northern coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia, with about 240 families. Because of decreased watershed protection, the village now experiences serious groundwater shortages during the dry season, and flooding during heavy rains.
Seacology is funding the planting of 5,000 indigenous tree seedlings in about 25 acres of deforested land bordering the river. A Seacology grant will also fund the much-needed renovation of the village’s only school. In return, the community will set aside 124 acres of intact rainforest as a no-take zone.