040 / Iboih, Sabang, Aceh
Iboih Village is located on the beautiful tropical island of Pulau Weh, the westernmost tip of Indonesia. It has abundant pristine rainforests and is fringed by coral reefs where hundreds of species of fish reside. Originally a fishing village, Iboih did not have much contact with the outside world and its inhabitants lived in harmony with the environment.
After enduring many years of civil war and the devastating tsunami, the past few years has seen it quickly become a popular destination for divers and surfers. Whilst this has created a strong economy, the environment has suffered.
Besides running a small hotel, Mrs. Eka established NGO Green Pulau Weh to cope with deforestation, reef damage and waste management. They organize regular beach cleanings and environmental awareness events. She will also volunteer as Eco-Education Center Manager at the local elementary school.
This Eco-Education Center is entirely funded by Annekatrin Donke and Andreas Krause through green-books.org’s crowdfunding campaign at startsomegood.com.