Inspiring: Family sells London home to set up coral farm in Seychelles
We all think about the environment, we all love Mother Nature but very few take steps to actually do something to save her. A family of London, parents and their two daughters, have sold their family home to set up a farm near Seychelles island so that they could do something for the environment.
Karolina and Barry Seath, 47, are leaving Putney, south-west London, for Moyenne Island, a tiny 400m-long island nature reserve off the north coast of Mahé.
The intrepid couple are planning to set up a coral farm to repopulate the reef which has been left barren as a result of climate change and human actions.
They are taking their daughters Georgina, 11, and Josephine, seven, and will live on the larger island of Mahé, where the girls will be able to attend school.
Barry has spent more than 15 years running a London recruitment firm but will now work full time as a volunteer for his family’s charity, Coral Reef Conservation UK. Karolina, 37, who is originally from Poland, will manage the charity’s social media presence.
The couple, who have saved enough money to support the family for two years, will also divide responsibilities including offering educational tours to tourists and local school children.
Barry then teamed up with experts at the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles in order to develop the facility. Building the farm is scheduled to take just three months with all the equipment, including tanks, chillers, filters, and pipework, costing £25,000 (Approximately Rs23,00,000).