Health In Harmony partners with communities living near protected rainforests that are critical to the climate and biodiversity, so they can live in balance with the natural environment. Because programs are exclusively designed by communities, they are unique to each rainforest, but often related to healthcare, livelihoods, education, and reforestation.
Choose any of the sites on the map above to learn more about the rainforest communities we work with.
HIH’s proof of concept began in Borneo, Indonesia. We expanded to a second site in Borneo in 2018, Madagascar in 2019, and Brazil in 2020. We are currently in the process of scaling via a digital app.
Rainforest communities know the vital value these forests have to offer to the whole planet.
Health In Harmony uses a process we call Radical Listening to ask communities what they need in order to be able to continue protecting their home, the rainforests. Communities then design the solutions, and we support the implementation. They are protecting more than just their homes; they are protecting our planet. People like you can invest in these solutions, as a gift of thanks to these rainforest communities.
Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park
Bukit Baka Bukit Raya (BBBR) is a national park of 234,000 hectares (about double the size of Manhattan Island) and is a critical place for rescued orangutans to be released.
These forests contain as much carbon as the equivalent emissions from 30.1 million people’s average global use per year.
The 2,000 people on the Western side of the park are Indigenous Dayaks who live a traditional lifestyle but are often forced to log to pay for healthcare. And while logging, they usually hunt at the same time, contributing to the loss of many species.
In 2019, we conducted Radical Listening sessions with the communities living around BBBR. They designed the following solutions that will enable them to stop logging and poaching.
Solutions to Support
Access To Primary Healthcare
These communities especially need midwives to support maternal and child health due to very high infant and maternal mortality rates.
AGROFORESTRY AND ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD
Because these communities are in an extremely remote location, high-value and easily transportable solutions are needed.
You can also donate unrestricted funds to partner with rainforest communities who need it most.
Learn more about our Radical Listening program here .
If you have any questions, want to volunteer to help, or have ideas about creative ways to address these solutions, please contact us directly at email@example.com .