Sohoton Services Cooperative
The Sohoton Services Cooperative (SSC) is a people’s organization that operates tour services in the Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park.
The park is a protected area covering more than 800 hectares of mountainous forests, complete with rivers, falls, and caves.
Through CFSED, SEARCH has enhanced the skills and capabilities of SSC members so that they can provide better quality services to visitors, resulting in an improved eco-tourism experience and, hopefully, increased number of customers. Of course, the increase in visitors is being accompanied by appropriate investments (i.e. waste management systems) to prevent damage to the natural environment. All in all, the project aims to improve the income of SSC members from eco-tourism services, and tie income generation together with environmental preservation.