One of the coolest things about Nosy Komba is the absence of motorized vehicles. Although this makes for some of the most quiet and peaceful star gazing nights, it means that locals must travel by foot. Although there are some paths, the terrain can be quite challenging, going over barnacle covered rocks and up into the jungle. Traveling to and from work with supplies and gear needed for the day can be tough, especially when the tide is high. Toss in the rainy season and it can be nearly impassible in certain locations.
MRCI’s construction program has wanted to help the locals by building a path over the dangerous route bordering our camp. The project has finally been approved and budgeted.
It is currently well underway! The construction crew has worked tirelessly with our local builders; churning cement by hand, making architectural plans, moving large rocks, and working all the way to sundown.
The massive scale of this project necessitates that it may not be completed for some time. However, amazing progress has already been made.
Thank you to our construction team and all the volunteers who took time off their designated programs to help build the first part of our new path!
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