Jerry Winata thinks holistically and takes risks to increase sustainability for small islands in Indonesia, leading change for nations around the world. Winata runs the Bawah Anambas Foundation. The focus of his nonprofit is the inclusion of the community. Combined with a risk-taking approach, the foundation helps to create ripples near and far. Since Winata began the foundation in 2018, it has grown to help the villagers. Guests at the resort can travel to the outer islands and teach the natives English. Then the guests are enthusiastic about returning and seeing how they have impacted people, so it is beneficial for the natives, guests, and resort. The foundation takes on many initiatives to create an impact, from its integrated waste management to reducing plastic to supporting women entrepreneurs. In just two years, Winata’s work has rippled across the island, community, and visitors, and it continues to flow outward to improve sustainability across the water.
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