How You Can Help
Integrating the local communities into the conservation of Kahuzi-Biega National Park is our main aim. To reach this objective, many initiatives are necessary such as the artisan training and the creation of an environmental school around the park.
The program related to handicraft essentially aims at creating jobs for former poachers in order to reduce the illegal harvesting of natural resources in the park. Our outstanding method to spread out the environmental education in the community around the park is to actually build schools. Through the environmental classes and afforestation activities, we hope that a lot of our children will be potential conservationists in future.
This is the only way through which harmonious and constructive relationship will be achieved and promoted between the Park and the local communities. In other words, if nothing is done to support the local communities and the future generations directly, we might be running the risk of transforming the Kahuzi-Biega National Park into a savannah, and finally into a farmland.
The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a part of the Congo Basin Forest, the second largest tropical forest in the world. When you support our effort, you are supporting the conservation of this important and indispensable corner on the earth.
-To Make a Donation-
The Pole Pole Foundation International
Postal Adress: B.P. 506 Cyangugu, Rwanda
*Please note that we don't have a reliable post system in our area in the D.R. Congo but we can receive your mails through our post office box in Rwanda.
Bank wire transfer:
For a bank wire transfer, please contact us by email.