Faja Lobi

Faja Lobi, A protective barrier around the rainforest.



Projects with a positive impact on the biosphere at large

Faja Lobi is an NGO founded in 2012 on the initiative of Jurgen Heytens, native of Ghent, Belgium.

After a career in the hotel and catering industry, he felt the need to leave something important to future generations and to actively contribute to the preservation of nature. He decided to start the Faja Lobi project in Congo, more specifically in the Idiofa region, in order to carry out reforestation projects and to create a buffer zone and protection of the tropical rainforest

Today, nearly 240,000 hectares have been replanted, with the goal of reaching 50,000 hectares in order to preserve the forest but also to provide firewood and livelihoods for the local population. The project foresees agroforestry allowing the population to plant tapioca. 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Earth Funders is supporting Faja Lobi in its approach and will contribute to the reforestation of 200 hectares by 2027. 


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