A tour of the Sumba Foundation is included and something you won’t want to miss. There has been lots of effort made into giving back to the community on the island, something that’s evident in this charitable foundation. Locals here are impoverished and have had little access to medical care and even drinking water, with women and children walking long distances during the early morning and sunset hours to obtain it. The foundation is working to bring water stations to the villagers for easier access, along with vital medicines, health, nutrition and education.
On the tour, you’ll see it at work, and you may get the privilege of interacting with the local kids or even helping to serve lunch to the village students – the only nutritional meal many get in a week. The smiles of the children, their songs that greet you and their excited waves of hello and goodbye, are sure to fill your heart with joy – and, it might make you realize that despite all the luxuries you’re enjoying on your holiday, there’s something else that matters a whole lot more.