This project will bring basic food provisions to 93 families in Punta Arena, who are cleaning up critical spots and vital ecosystems in their communities. Island communities of Tierra Bomba, which relied on tourism for their livelihoods, have been hit especially hard by the Covid-19 lockdown situation. This project pairs humanitarian aid with voluntary environmental activities to benefit the entire community, ensure food security for families in need, improve health and prepare for tourism.
With the arrival of Covid-19 in Colombia and the confinement measures that quickly followed, it has been very difficult for many people in Colombia to support their families. The island populations of Cartagena, which already suffered from poverty, hunger and mainly relied on tourism, have been hit especially hard during these times of quarantine as the means of subsistence have ceased to exist. Additionally, these island communities lack running water, sewage and health systems.
F. Bahia provides basic food provisions to combat hunger and to support the environmental volunteering program, also with clean up supplies during this recovery period (2 months). We are working with leaders, recyclers and the entire community of Punta Arena to prepare for the comeback of tourism, while cleaning up beaches, streets, ecosystems and striving to reduce plastic pollution at sea, preserve the environment, strengthen education and local economic framework.
The project will help local community of over 1100 people take care of their most vulnerable families, while preserving the environment and improving cultural, behavioral and environmental practices associated with residue management and recycling, reforestation, ecosystem protection. Once the emergency passes, this community will be able to reactivate its economy rapidly since its town, beaches, streets and ecosystems will be clean and in better conditions, ready for ecotourism!
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