Not just the environment but society too: the Splendide’s sustainability project also involves social responsibility.
Indeed, working is continuing on the Shamba project, the farm that the Hotel Splendide Royal has created in Langobaya, a small village near Malindi, in Kenya.
All our rooms are Green Rooms, which means we offer a linen change every third day of your stay, unless otherwise requested. The resulting water savings allow the guest to be involved in the Social Sustainability Programme in Langobaya. An 18-metre tower will distribute the 40,000 litres of water it contains to the surrounding countryside, providing irrigation for the agriculture of the Shamba.
In the Shamba (which means farm in Swahili) various vegetables are grown that guarantee a healthy diet for the locals with their supply of nutrients. In addition, the farm also raises several hundred chickens, whose eggs help children to grow up healthy and robust.
The remaining production of eggs and vegetables is destined for sale in the local market, thus generating a source of income that guarantees economic independence for the workers and their families.
To make the creation of the Shamba possible, the Splendide has collaborated with the NGO Karibuni (www.karibuni.org).
Ethics and the environment are the driving force behind the daily choice to always favour local partners, suppliers and producers, where possible, thus reducing CO2 emissions due to transport but also promoting ethics of supporting the local community.
As part of its projects involving the region, the Splendide is also continuing to carry out Frequenze, a professional reintegration plan.