The future is in our hands

About Us

Our Mission

CareSumatra was founded to help the people and wildlife of North Sumatra. We believe that through community and conservation programs, local communities can develop and flourish in harmony with nature. 

Our mission is to support local development in North Sumatra by connecting dedicated volunteers with local community projects. We aim to offer life changing support to the children and adults at the community-led projects we partner with.

About Us

The Story So Far

It all started with a family holiday in Sumatra in 2013. The founders of CareSumatra, Sue and Sean Delaney, fell in love with the people and just wanted to do something to help.

So they started a sustainable trekking company in 2013 to give local people alternative jobs outside of palm oil and rubber. The money was reinvested in the local community.

We have gone a long way since then and started community and conservation programs together with our partner organisations. Through these projects we help protect the rainforest and empower local communities. In 2019, we established CareSumatra charity to formalise the work we have been doing and to create more opportunities for the future.

Read below the story of our organisation and our key achievements to date.

History and Achievements


Joined the Pack for a Purpose program, asking guests to bring 2 to 5 kilos of school supplies to help at the local primary schools.


Raised money to build a small class room to hold free English lessons for the children in the afternoons after school.


Started planning conservation programs and built the basecamp. 


Community and conservation programs started.


Partnered with World Challenge and a Victorian high school on community projects. 


Expanded our English education programs.



Our community programs continued. We raised money to build a water tank and community kitchen.


Started women’s micro business initiative and free English and Indonesian lessons for the homeless kids.


Established two foundations, one in Indonesia and one in Australia to formalise our work.


Started the ranger conservation patrol program.

reduce human-wildlife conflict


In January, built an eco brick toilet block for the homeless ladies that live behind the market with World Challenge and the Victorian college.

In February, repaired the roof, ceiling, wall and connected water to the toilets at a local primary school at Porli village.

In March, launched a new women’s training program on International Women’s Day.

Our Partners

Bukit Lawang Care

Days for Girls


Batu Kapal
Bohorok, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia