In the small village of Andasibe in eastern Madagascar, a dedicated group of individuals, both locals and transplants, are working together to halt the destruction of the natural environment. Time is not on their side. In a nation where less than ten percent of native forests remain, they must kickstart reforestation through a combination of education, conservation, and community spirit.
Ruboni Community Camp is a cooperatively owned lodge in Uganda, which is used as a base camp for hiking the Rwenzori Mountains, famously called the Mountains of the Moon. Proceeds from the camp go directly to the community, helping to pay school fees for local children, buying back land for reforestation adjacent to Rwenzori National Park, and providing classes to the community on sustainable agriculture.