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Closed 20/06/2021

raised of £15,000 target by 111 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,658 to Provide aid parcels to 1,500 families from 6 rural communities on the border of the endangered Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra, Indonesia

    Funded on Sunday, 20th June 2021

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    COVID-19 Appeal - North Sumatra

    In the aftermath of the COVID-19 Outbreak in February 2020. Rural communities along the border of the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra, Indonesia experienced a rapid and substantial loss of business and revenue as a result of the international ban on travel and tourism.

    The community of Bukit Lawang and its surrounding villages were once a Hub of culture and diversity, international tourism, environmental conservation and lets not forget world famous for its Jungle Trekking, soon became the victim of unemployment, hunger, increased crime and reduced quality of life.

    28 different charities, businesses, individuals and activists have teamed up to achieve something that has never been done before. We are going to provide aid parcels to every single family in the communities of Bukit Lawang, Gotong Royong, Perumahan, Batu Takak, Batu Kapal and Batu Ronring.

    With your generous support we will be providing Aid parcels to around 1,500 families in rural North Sumatra during these unprecedented times, to alleviate the strain the pandemic has put on these communities. But more than that, we will be supporting the local economy and many of its small scale micro enterprises by purchasing every item for our aid packages from local businesses. providing a much needed source of revenue for many local business owners and their families.



    1. To support local businesses and entrepreneurs who have lost income as a result of the pandemic, by purchasing every single item within these aid parcels from local community members.

    2. To raise awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic and basic safety measures to be employed in order to reduce transmission and infectivity of the virus. By including information leaflets on COVID-19 Safety and a hand made face mask in every parcel.

    3. To raise awareness of the harms of chemical soaps to the flora and fauna living within the Bohorok river and local waterways, and in the long term, reduce the use of chemical soaps. By introducing natural organically sourced soaps and providing information on the potential harms of chemical soaps in the water ways.

    4. To reduce single use plastics by providing one reusable carrier (bamboo basket) for shopping per family in each target community, and providing information on the damaging effect of single use plastics on the environment.

    5. To provide short term relief for local people from the economic cost of food and feeding their families.


    Team Members

    The Bukit Lawang Trust

    Sumatran Orangutan Explore

    Sumatran Ranger Project

    Partners for Protection

    Project Wings

    Bukit Lawang Jungle Trekking

    PPLH Bohorok (Ecological Farm)

    Erna's Ecological Farm

    Darwin Animal Doctors

    Project Harapan

    Batu Kapal Conservation

    Care Sumatra

    Bukit Lawang Care

    Seed of Change Expeditions

    and our amazing individual fund raisers: Louise Moore, Jade Rogers, Cameron McFarlane, Fa Wong, Tony D'Amico and Hannah Bragman working alongside a team of social activists.


    Support us!

    Just 10 pounds will feed an entire family in rural North Sumatra for a whole month so its easy to see how far your donation can go. With your help we will jump start the local economy, provide food and support to fifteen hundred families across 6 rural communities & provide important Information to a huge audience in a short period of time on COVID-19 safety, environmental conservation and a range of key topics.

    so how can I help?

    1. Donate all that you can to our Just giving page here and help us make a real lasting difference for people who, through no fault of their own, have simply been less fortunate than us during these unprecedented and challenging times.

    Sharing is caring!!!

    2. Share this Just Giving page with as many people as you can! In fact, for all those social media savvy people out there! anyone who shares our Just Giving page to 25 or more people will get VIP access to the Sumatran Conservation Festival in August 2021!!!

    Be the change you want to see!

    3. JOIN THE TEAM! If you've got a passion for helping people and the time and freedom to do it, why not join our amazing team of fundraisers as an organization or an individual and help us to achieve our goal by setting up your own digital event or fund raiser.



    • Bukit Lawang Trust5 months ago
      Bukit Lawang Trust

      Bukit Lawang Trust

      5 months ago

      We are now reaching the end of our fundrasier and we want to thank everyone for donating and supporting communities. We have currently raised £4,585. If we can reach £7000 we still get to provide for all the families in the communities of the Leuser Eco System. The teams have worked really hard over the past few months and we want to thank everyone for their time and energy. Stay safe where ever you are

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    • Bukit Lawang Trust5 months ago
      Bukit Lawang Trust

      Bukit Lawang Trust

      5 months ago

      If your looking for some fun this weekend we have the Darwin Animal Doctors Quiz. Make a donation on the following link, referencing DAD Quiz Entry and add your email. We will then send you the link to join. So tell your friends, set up your own fun quiz team with us, and get involved Please make your donations here: The quiz will be hosted via zoom on May 15th/16th 8am May 16th New Zealand Time 9pm May 15th British Summer Time 4pm May 15th EDT USA

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    • Bukit Lawang Trust6 months ago
      Bukit Lawang Trust

      Bukit Lawang Trust

      6 months ago

      What a great achievement so far. The different teams have been working so hard to raise much needed funds for the families in the communities of the Leuser Eco System. Because of your support 346 families will receive aid packages so far. We three weeks let to increase our number of families. Thank you all for your donations, social media shares. What a difference your making Thank you

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    Page last updated on: 6/20/2021 19.47



    • Anonymous


      Jun 20, 2021

    • Sam Mitchell

      Sam Mitchell

      Jun 20, 2021

      Big Ledge.. Smashing work Sam!

    • Project Wings

      Project Wings

      Jun 20, 2021

      find a way not an excuse again :)


    • Anonymous


      Jun 19, 2021


    • Colin Dow

      Colin Dow

      Jun 19, 2021


    • Andy Coley

      Andy Coley

      Jun 19, 2021

      Amazing effort Sam! Well done. What an incredible milestone to achieve! It’ is outstanding to think of what you will do for this charity, the people in Indonesia and the conservation!


    • Anonymous


      Jun 19, 2021


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