Connecting communities with safe roads

Forest lands and rivers are intricate and often challenging terrain. Travel is limited or avoided altogether given the hours, days and sometimes weeks to get from one village to another.

The bridges and road network we use for our operations also provide access to the communities within the areas of our operations. Over the years we have also constructed feeder roads to some villages, schools, and other parts of the forest, enabling safer and more convenient travelling for community members. With better connection, community members also use these roads to transport and sell their produce to nearby communities or to us, enhancing their self-reliance.

This network of access roads, built and maintained solely for the benefit of the communities, continues to be one of the most essential forms of assistance that we provide.