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SFEL combines an Eco-Lodge, Restaurant, Farm and Permaculture Design training center. It also offers a series of Cultural Immersion Programs, giving an in depth view of the fascinating local Konso culture through lectures, workshops, community based activities and trekking trails, all lead by Konso community members.
SFEL serves three kinds of people:
Firstly and foremost, the local community the decent hardworking folk of Konso, who live a life of constant toil and hardship in the arid basalt hills of Konso in the Great Rift Valley. They built SFEL by their hands and their sweat, and it is an asset of their community.
Secondly, there are the tourists who come to sit around and indulge themselves in a haven of peace and stunning scenery (and empty their pockets to benefit our project and its objectives).
Thirdly there are the volunteers, who come to put skills and energy into the project, to help us with what work needs to be done on the ground, be it administrative or labor.