Your Impact
in Orangerie Bay

Last year, you did something extraordinary. You helped the people of Gadaisu village protect their rainforest.

Without your help, their land would have cleared for Palm Oil. But thanks to you, their forest is safe.

That’s not the best bit. By investing in Cool Earth’s award-winning model, your donation is changing lives as well as keeping trees standing.

Here is a snapshot of what your donation last Spring is now helping Orangerie Bay to achieve.

Your impact in numbers

You’ve provided water security

It may seem odd that rainforests – famously wet places – should suffer from drought. But each year the effects of El Nino are more severe and uncontaminated, fresh water is impossible to find.

“DROUGHT HERE IN GADAISU IS BECOMING WORSE EVERY DAY. WHEN WORSE COME TO WORSE THE COMMUNITY WILL STARVE. FOOD GARDENS ARE DRYING UP AND THE COMMUNITY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT GETTING WATER FROM NEARBY VILLAGES BY OUTBOARD MOTOR.” WICKY ISAAC, GADAISU VILLAGE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Water Tanks for Wabumari from Cool Earth on Vimeo.

Thanks to the generosity of Cool Earth’s supporters, we were able to respond straight away and provide emergency assistance to the families in our Yakolima partnership. But in the longer term, the community want to make sure they don’t have to rely on our help. That’s why the community associations decided to invest in eight huge water tanks. In the rainy season, these will fill up with the freshest rainforest water imaginable. And in times of drought, they’ll have a plentiful supply.

 

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“Please extend our thankyous to the donors. To many of us this is like a dream come true. For too long our people have been drinking murky water from wells and creeks. We encounter many sicknesses from these dirty waters. We are very happy and grateful for this new source of safe drinking water."
Alusi Enoch, Wabumari Village

You’ve helped grow the shield

Every year the amount of forest protected by Cool Earth’s partners grows. That’s because good ideas spread fast. Wabumari village lies about an hour’s boat ride from Gadaisu. Together there are 69 families here who are struggling to defend their forest.

Whilst it is a beautiful place, poverty makes the community vulnerable. Three-quarters of families earn less than £10 a month, with most scraping together a living by selling betel nuts or fishing. Offers from palm plantation owners for their forest are difficult to resist.

That is why Wabumari village contacted Cool Earth to ask if we would form a partnership with them. And, thanks to our supporters, we were able to say ‘yes’ right away.

Welcome to Wabumari Village from Cool Earth on Vimeo.

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