“Kura Ora, iaorana Makemo!” (Hello, welcome to Makemo!)

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We arrived last Sunday (the 28th of May) in Makemo, an atoll in the Tuamotu’s archipelago composed by 600 inhabitants.
We were very surprised at the infrastructure in the island. People work in the pearls farm, in the copra (coconuts) or fish crayfish by night. This island could be another example for the rest of the world. Yes, there is some garbage on the floor but the most important is the initiatives people take here. Michel, the school director, explains us that:

  • Wind power will supply the actual generator
  • Cans are burn & put in the soil because coconuts trees need iron to grow
  • Pupils & some others people in the island, pick up the organic rubbish to do compost and plant vegetables
  • The children take part to the ” 13

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