Last updated: November 5, 2010 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: October 28, 2010

Kibeti Ecovillage

(Kibeti, District Of Columbia, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2004  Established: 2004
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.jatukikprovidence.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=11
  • Contact Name: Thom Gallemore
  • Phone: 202-429-2067
  • Address:
    1875 I st. NW,
    Suite 563
    Jatukik Providence Foundation
    Kibeti, District Of Columbia, 20006
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    The Jatukik Providence Foundation is very open to visitors of the Kibeti Ecovillage. We love having visitors to bring their perspectives and help increase the livelihood of the ecovillage. If are you interested in traveling to Kibeti, please contact Thom Gallemore at the Jatukik Providence Foundation at 202-429-2067 or tgallemore@jatukikprovidence.org

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Rural Development

Community Description:

Kibeti is the DR Congo’s first ecovillage. Comprised of 13 villages, over 20,000 operate the Kibeti ecovillage, which is located in the Bandundu Province in the remote countryside of the Congo.

Kibeti as a whole is made up of refugees and displaced people who fled the violence and disease that plague other areas of the Congo. Together, the people have formed the ecovillage with the help of the Jatukik Providence Foundation and the Earth Rights Institute. Both NGOs have sent trained volunteers to help the people improve their livelihood, even helping them to build a medical clinic in this remote area of the Congo.

Kibeti encourages a strong sense of community, ensuring that many of the beautiful cultural traditions from this area, are passed on from generation to generation.

We are hoping to expand the success of the Kibeti ecovillage throughout the Congo and Central Africa.

Population

  • Adult Members: 20000
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)

Government

  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 741 acres
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Additional Comments: Jatukik Providence Foundation

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No

Diet

  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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