Nihi Sumba Resort

The Sumba Foundation and the recently rebranded resort, Nihi Sumba Island, are two separate entities working side by side to better the lives of the Sumbanese people.

Helping the Local Community

Nihi Sumba Island provides much needed employment on Sumba, and through the generous support of Chris Burch, owner of Nihi Sumba Resort, all administrative costs of the Sumba Foundation have been covered, allowing 100 percent of donations to go directly to the many Sumba Foundation projects that are benefitting the Sumbanese community.

Guests Play an Important Role

Since 2001, guests at the resort have been a driving force behind the radical improvements that have gone on to touch the lives of countless Sumbanese.

With the guests’ help, the Sumba Foundation has been able to provide accessible potable water, mosquito nets, medical clinics, and relief aid in times of dire need. The foundation also has been improving local primary schools, providing farming assistance, and offering economic opportunities to people in need.

Projects Update

From opening our Learning Development Center to renovating a water project and helping to restore people’s vision—there is a lot to report from Sumba!