As a single mother of seven, life hasn’t always been easy for Alusi, but you can find her on just about every committee going.
I’m 45 years old and I live at Wabumari. My work is I’m a leader for my community, a church leader, I’m a chairperson for our local church and I’m a deacon for our group and chair-lady for the women’s fellowship. And at the same time, I’m on the Cool Earth committee.
Why is the rainforest important to you?
I like living in Wabumari because I love my place, I love Wabumari better because I get everything free from Wabumari like fish, even food free, water, free, I don’t pay anything else.
So, I like my place, Wabumari.
How do you work together as a community in Wabumari?
I love my community because we work together as a community, we discuss together as a community, we plan together as a community.
How does the rainforest help you?
I know about my rainforest that you don’t know because I got some of my herbs from the rainforest. When I get sick I go to the rainforest and I get the herbs, I drink, I get better.