Food Production Skills for Destitute Families, Kalimantan
The deforestation of traditional lands and the pollution of river systems have robbed indigenous Dayak communities in Kalimantan (Borneo) of both their food sources and their culture. This has produced extreme poverty and challenges for their unemployed young people.
Since 2016, Dharma Care has collaborated with and funded YPK’s Family Education, Recreation and Livelihood Sustainability Program. The project targets vulnerable and impoverished youth, families and farmers from rural regions of Central Kalimantan. It provides education and skills training in sustainable, nutrient rich organic farming and land management by promoting indigenous foods, and by providing recreational activities for local youth.
More information: permakulturkalimantan.org
Annual target: $3,000
Dharma Care through the Family Education & Livelihood Sustainability Program have provided instrumental support to local families and communities of Central Kalimantan (Borneo). Through this program local children, youth and families have had the opportunity to gain skills in regenerative sustainable agriculture as well as cultural workshops and programs which support healthy livelihoods and community wellbeing. On behalf of the communities we represent, thank you to Dharma Care for your invaluable support.
Frederika Paembonan, Co-founder