Act to offer solutions to help villages access to water!
Bring Water for Life | Access to drinking water and sanitation is a human right!
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Background of this Vital program leading by the Fair Future Foundation
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Water supply and sanitation in Indonesia is characterised by poor levels of access and service quality. Over 40 million people lack access to an improved water source and more than 110 million of the country’s 260 million population has no access to improved sanitation. Only about 2% of people have access to sewerage in urban areas; this is one of the lowest in the world among middle-income countries. Water pollution is widespread in Bali and Java. Women in Jakarta report spending US$11 per month on boiling water, implying a significant burden for the poor.
The estimated level of public investment of only US$2 per capita a year was insufficient to expand services significantly and to properly maintain assets. Furthermore, policy responsibilities are fragmented between different Ministries. Since decentralisation was introduced in Indonesia in 2001 local governments (districts) have gained responsibility for water supply and sanitation. However, this has so far not translated into an improvement of access or service quality, mainly because devolution of responsibilities has not been followed by adequate fund channelling mechanisms to carry out this responsibility. Local utilities remain weak.
Unsafe drinking water is a major cause of diarrhoeas, which is the second leading killer of children under five in the country and accounts for about 20% of child deaths each year. Every year, at least 300 out of 1,000 Indonesians suffer from water-borne diseases, including cholera, dysentery, and typhoid fever, according to the Ministry of Health.
The provision of clean drinking water has unfortunately not yet been taken up as a development priority, particularly at the provincial government level. The lack of access to clean water and sanitation remains a serious challenge, especially in slums and rural areas.
This is a major concern because of the lack of clean water reduces the level of hygiene in the communities and it also raises the probability of people contracting skin diseases or other waterborne diseases. A failure to aggressively promote behaviour change, particularly among low-income families and slum dwellers, has further worsened the health impact of Indonesia’s water and sanitation situation.
Thank you very much for your concrete help and your love, to offer a bright future to many people and their families, communities also!
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