The Maleku Tribal Council was formed as a legal entity to oversee the reforestation of Maleku native lands along the Rio Sol. You can read about the devastation visited upon these indigenous people in other places, but more importantly at this time is the fact that they are working together with LRFF to restore both their forests and their way of life.
Currently the only place the Tribal Council has for meetings necessary in this reforestation effort, is a small, old, one-room building (called a rancho) that is falling apart. Large sheets of plastic have been used in only partially successful attempts to keep the rain out. It rains a lot in this part of Costa Rica! Imagine, if you will, trying to hold meetings that may determine the success of your future in a building held together by plastic! The Maleku Tribal Council hopes that through this project on Global Giving, LRFF will be able to provide the funding necessary which will allow them to build a new rancho that will keep out the rain. Your support can make that happen.
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