USAID MWRP Video Updates: Misool Foundation, Indonesia
Raja Ampat, Indonesia is home to some of the richest marine biodiversity in the world. USAID grantee Misool Foundation works to protect this marine environment through the Bank Sampah-Community Waste Recycling Program, which supports waste collection and recycling services with a model that offers community members the opportunity to open a savings account using the value of plastic they collect. The project also provides community waste education programs, particularly to those living on or near the coast. Through Misool Foundation’s efforts, almost 200 metric tons of plastic waste were diverted from the ocean in just one year.
Virly Yuriken, Program Manager of Misool Foundation’s Bank Sampah – Community Waste Recycling program, provides an update on the program’s activities and key successes in the last six months.