COLOBUS COTTAGE FOR SALE
Not being able to communicate via our website has been very frustrating for us over the last few months, particularly because of wanting to spread the news about the imminent sale of the Colobus Cottage plot. We hope that most of our supporters will have heard the news from the appeal emails that we sent out in August. A description of what has happened and the latest news about the sale is as follows:
The Colobus Trust has been based at our current location, Colobus Cottage, for the past 9 years. We have invested a great deal into development of our facilities here, and now have an office, volunteer accommodation, visitors centre, shop, tree nursery, native tree plantation, vet clinic, quarantine & rehabilitation cages, not to mention our nature trail that runs through the fantastic coastal forest that accounts for approx. 80% of the 3.9 hectare plot. Lastly, and most importantly, this plot is home to a troop of colobus monkeys, troops of Sykes monkeys, vervet monkeys & yellow baboons, and myriad species that share the forest with them.
Earlier this year the plot was put up for sale by the landowners, at an asking price of KSh 36,400,000 (GBP 280,000). Since the announcement of the sale we have been running an appeal to raise the money to buy the plot, but have not managed to raise the amount needed. Recently a private buyer put in a bid for the plot which has been accepted by the sellers. Currently we are waiting for confirmation of the sale from the solicitors. If the sale is confirmed, we will have to move out. However, ........
IT IS NOT TOO LATE FOR US TO MATCH THIS OFFER AND BUY THE PLOT OURSELVES!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Can you give a donation, large or small, to help us raise the money to buy the plot?
If you have the means, can you purchase the plot for us, or lend us the money to buy it?
Please contact Jophie Clark if you can help in any way.
The Colobus Trust, PO Box 5380 , Diani Beach 80401 , Kenya
Mobile : +254 (0)734 860654, Landline: +254 (0)40 320 3519