Born in Tarempa and spent the childhood in Kiabu, this man who was familiarly called Ridho had aspired to become a fisherman – solely because almost all the men at Anambas were fishermen. Even so, little Ridho did not want to just be a fisherman, but someone who bought a catch from a fisherman and then sell it again, so the profits were greater.
He had to forget the dream of being a fisherman, when his mother encouraged him to study outside the island so he can has other options besides being a fisherman like his father. Upon returning from college in Bandung and got a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, he had worked at the Anambas Health Service, before then working as a kitchen staff at Bawah Reserve. Even he’s happy to work at Bawah Reserve, his heart keep calling him to work in a field that can help the community. When he resigned from the Bawah Reserve, he was offered to join Bawah Anambas Foundation, which was in need of personnel to be the liaison between the foundation – the community and local government to prepare various programs.
He thinks, the people of Anambas can live in prosperity by developing the potential in their region, such as fisheries and tourism, where both can only be utilized optimally when nature is maintained. To restore natural sustainability in Anambas, the most urgent thing to do is waste management. The Bawah Anambas Foundation teach waste management to the community and if it is successful, the village will not only become cleaner, but if the ecosystem is healthy without being polluted with waste it will also benefit humans.