Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) started when they asked the people around Gunung Palung National Park (TNGP) in West Kalimantan:
"If the people of the world would like to thank you for preserving the forest, what kind of gratitude do you need?"
ASRI team spent 400 hours sitting together and listening to the community. This is what the community asks for: "Quality and affordable health services, and organic farming training."Difficult access to health services that result in high health costs, and the lack of alternative livelihoods is the reason people cut timber in the park area.
Based on the results of these discussions, in 2007 ASRI opened the service of ASRI Clinic to provide quality health care and affordable for all levels of society. So people no longer need to choose between: health or forest.
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