Alam Sehat Lestari

Local Partner
Alam Sehat Lestari

We partnered with Alam Sehat Lestari to make clean cookstoves available to families living around Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia.

Alam Sehat Lestari works with local communities to integrate high-quality, affordable health care with strategies to protect the threatened rain forests of Gunung Palung National Park. In West Kalimantan, Indonesia, poor health and poverty push people to engage in illegal logging for survival. When families in Indonesia must log tropical forests to pay for basic needs such as healthcare, the impacts are manifold: habitat for rare and endangered species is destroyed; fields are flooded and crops destroyed; pools of standing water increases the incidence of diseases like malaria and dengue fever; and the degradation of global air quality impacts all of us, across the planet. Alam Sehat Lestari is working to provide innovative and effective solutions that empower individuals to safeguard their own health and the health of their families while preserving the natural environment. They do this through addressing the root causes of poor health: environmental degradation, lack of access to healthcare, lack of education, and poverty.

Type of organisation: 
Locally registered NGO
Who they serve: 
Farmers
Forest Communities
Director: 
Hotlin Ompusunggu
Partner since: 
2013
Due Diligence:
Basic Due Diligence ?
Partner status: 
Pilot