Join expedition Sumba!


Join expedition Sumba!

We are going on a tropical Strawberry-adventure! You see, in September the Hivos team will be travelling to the Indonesian island of  Sumba. This island needs to run on 100% sustainable energy within 10 years. Question is: are you willing to go to this idyllic location for one week and contribute to this green ambition? Be swift, cause there are only 4 spots left!

Great, back to basic in paradise: no lights, no electricity. Thrown upon your own resources completely. May sound fun for an expensive hipster holiday, but, be honest, not for everyday life. The people of Sumba would certainly welcome life a bit less basic.

The Sumbanese have no access to electricity, cook on smoky wood fires (not healthy at all) and use old and expensive diesel installations to generate energy. All this has to be replaced by sustainable energy sources such as solar energy and hydropower within the next 10 years. This means there’s a job to be done!

Do you want to experience what it’s like to live on this island, do you want to participate in the project and see how the island develops? Then show us why you think you are fit for this adventure. Upload your video or picture on and make sure you stand out!

Pay attention: send in your application for expedition Sumba before Thursday 12 June. These people were there in August 2013. Who’s next?

Image: Josh Estey

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