At the end of 2014, the Masarang Foundation started a cooperation with Conservation International (CI) for the project "Improving the productivity and quality of Sugar Palm in South Tapanuli and Mandailing Natal regencies of North Sumatra Province".
At the end of last year, the Bitung Police Criminal Investigation Unit confiscated 16 crates of Papuan bird species and parts of deer antlers and crocodile skin that were being unloaded in Bitung harbour from a ship that came from Maleuke in Papua.
The Masarang sugar factory has sold its first two containers to a distributor in the USA. The USA can now be added to the list of countries that have bought Masarang palm sugar, after the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong, Australia and Canada.
The Masarang Foundation led by Willie Smits fights deforestation, the extinction of the wildlife and child poverty - global issues that will ultimately affect us all. Masarang implements solutions that are actively supported by the local population and have proven to be effective at low cost. In 2007, the BBC appointed Masarang as one of the 12 best charities worldwide.
Presentation People Planet Profit, sugar palm is the future of our world
Presentation Willie Smits, solutions to the global energy crisis by using the sugar palm (press 4 arrows button for larger image)
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In case you support Willie Smits and his Masarang Foundation, then we kindly request your help. Many projects for saving wildlife, nature and underpriviledged children are under pressure. That is why we need donations urgently. Please help Willie with saving our planet.