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We are committed to supporting sustainable livelihoods in rural communities and maintaining their cultural, social and natural environment.


We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one.

There can be no 'plan B' because there is no 'planet B.'

Ban Ki-moon

Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11

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Our activities depend on the generosity of people like you. Your donation helps communities regenerate and achieve a sustainable future.  At least 80% of your contribution is delivered to vetted local groups and NGOs that support women and youth, preserve the environment and help small business thrive.

Looking for unique gifts created by local artisans? We identify select artisans in our communities and their traditional art can be purchased here and shipped anywhere. By purchasing their hand-made products you directly help them preserve their cultural heritage.

Travel will never be the same again. At SRDI we have supported sustainable, community based and designed tourism since our inception. Our own Black Sea Sustainable Tourism Program offers unique experiential trips and directly supports improved livelihoods.

We believe that in every community there are people who want to make their home a better place

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SRDI Supports Ukraine Oyster Production

SRDI is helping develop the Koblevo Region between Odesa and Mykolaiv and above the resort town of Kobleve on the Black Sea.  Working with the local NGO Tylihul Life, the objective is to improve the local infrastructure and economy to attract visitors and investment.

Are you looking for ways to help?

You can contribute to the ecological restoration of the Tyluhul Geopark – a UNESCO applicant – by helping to fund the restoration of European oysters using reef balls from the Reef Ball Foundation.  The reef balls use marine-friendly concrete, weigh about 100kgs (200 lbs.) each, and help stop shore erosion.

The goal?

The economic restoration and development of communities by re-creating sustainable large-scale production of oysters in the Tyluhul estuary to create jobs, promote tourism, protect the environment, and produce oysters for hotels, restaurants, and sale abroad in the European Union, Turkey, and the UAE.

What will it take?

The first phase involves the purchase of reef ball molds to create 30 reef balls, installation, and planting of the oyster sprat. In total, we need to raise about Euro 6,000 (about $6,000). The sprat will be purchased in France, the Netherlands, and the UK – about 600kg (about ½ ton) of sprat.  Once completed, a second phase will begin – 300 reef balls and 6,000kg of sprat.


So, help rebuild Ukraine with a sustainable new business that returns a long-departed species to the Black Sea!

We will also be looking for volunteers to plant the oyster reefs if you can't donate now - just contact us and we'll get right back.

Learn more about how it works in Tampa, Florida here.

Please Help Us Help Sri Lanka Today

"Our economy has completely collapsed”: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, June 22, 2022.

Sri Lanka remains dependent on your help.  Children are especially at risk due to the combination of climate change and the significant reduction of grain imports from Ukraine caused by the Russian invasion. 

Please donate so that rural community organisations can provide at least one good meal a day to their children.



SRDI Ukraine Support Fund

On February 24, 2022, the dictatorship of the Russian Federation launched an unprovoked and brutal genocidal attack on Ukraine. Ukraine is fighting back. You can help!

If not now, when? If not us, who?

For more news and information, visit our In the Know page!





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