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Ngadas Community Homestay

Java, Indonesia

Critical Need

The village of Ngadas is home to 1,898 people in central Java. Ngadas is inhabited by the Tengger tribe, who claim to be the descendants of the Majapahit princes. This community acts as the protectors of the mountain, Mount Bromo Volcano, one of the most sacred sites in the country. Over the past few decades, the Tengger people's land has been subjected to illegal logging activities by external parties, and younger generations have begun relocating to urban areas. This has caused a loss of cultural retention in the area, leaving the older generation to sustain themselves. The Tenggerese people rely mostly on subsistent agriculture as their main source of income; with changes to climate in recent years, crop yields have also varied for the Tengger people.

Our Involvement

Planeterra and G Adventures is working to build capacity and provide catalyst grants for infrastructure development for the Tengger people in Ngadas Village. By working with the Tengger Tribe, we will create a homestay and community tour program owned and managed by the Tengger people for G Adventures travellers. The homestay program will be inside of Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park and will allow for the older generation to diversify their income; as well as create opportunities to provide employment for the next generation of Tenngerese to stay in their local community to work. G Adventures travellers will have a chance to meet and stay in a traditional Tengger home, as well as visit on day trips as part of a community-developed hike that G Adventures is also supporting.

Impact

This program will see over 1500 G Adventures travellers visiting the Tengger tribe annually. The program will benefit 498 households with ripple effects supporting many micro-enterprises that include: local farmers, local guides, community-run transport and tour guides, and homestay hosts.

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