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28 million people do not have access to water in Indonesia, we are changing that

#WATERFORLIFE

Access to water! Act with us to offer solutions to help villages in rural areas!

Water is just life! Unsafe drinking water is a major cause of diarrheas, which is the 2nd 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! Bringing them water is therefore essential to their lives, as malnutrition and infant mortality are highly due to the lack of water. It is also essential for safe food, cleaning wounds, hygiene in general or to avoid diseases and transmission.
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What mean living in a very rural area in here?
  • People have no income for their families, 80% of them do not have access to water or electricity;
  • Bring healthy food because theirs consists of rice, a little salt, chopped peppers and that’s it;
  • Provide sanitation solutions because they do not have access to toilets or any other form of sanitation as we know them;
  • Bring clothes, shoes for example. Going to school is often a 5-10 kilometre walk a day through hills, on stony paths, with no shoes for the kids;
  • To go on-site to care a wound, treat a disease because they do not have access to medical care, even the most basic;
  • Build schools in remote places because access to knowledge is one of the essential elements for a better future for a child in these outermost regions;
  • Take a child or sick person to the dentist, to the hospital, to the doctor. Without an appropriate car, it’s impossible to get there and they can live a lifetime without going to the nearest town;
Aim of this Action for Water

Bringing them water is therefore essential to their lives, as malnutrition and infant mortality are high due also to the lack of water. The installation of wells in a village radically changes the lives of people.

Therefore the foundation aims to provide access to reliable and 100% renewable access to water to villages on the driest part of the Sumba Island (East Sumba).

Why everyone should have access to water?

Why everyone should have access to Water?

Malnutrition and infant mortality are high! The women are spared walking to the well sometimes far away. Imagine having to walk barefoot for hours in treacherous, dangerous terrain just for a glass of water.

During one of our visits, a woman said: “We do not have enough water to cook and we can not wash every day, once a week. I have to walk 12 km to the well and back, or I have to pay Rp.5k for a 5-liter water bottle, which will not last a day “.

Water offers a range of opportunities to diversify livelihoods such as processing fish to make dried meat, livestock production and irrigated agriculture for consumption and sale. There are also benefits to food security and the health of all.

Instead of spending Rp.5k per bottle of water for a day, villagers will now spend only Rp.10k or Rp.20k per month on any well maintenance. People wash daily rather than once a week.

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Bring Water for Life | Access to drinking water and sanitation is a human right! Water supply and sanitation in Indonesia is characterized 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.

Background of this Vital program leading by the Fair Future Foundation

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 Sumba where wer are working, but also 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.

Access to water in a few figures!

  • Indonesia has one of the lowest sewerage coverage levels in Asia with only 2% access in urban areas. Most excreta and wastewater are discharged untreated or semi-treated into local drains or water bodies, causing massive environmental pollution. Dense housing, severe seasonal flooding and the choking of drains with uncollected solid waste exacerbate the problem;
  • According to the World Bank, urban sanitation is the least well addressed of major policy issues in Indonesia. In rural areas, access to improved sanitation has increased from 24% in 1990 to 44% in 2010;
  • In 2015, 11% use shared latrines, 10% use unsanitary open pits and 35% defecate in fields, beaches, and water bodies;
  • In 2020, the foundation can realize every day that these figures have not changed. Perhaps the situation has worsened in the past two years.
Urban (44% of the population) Rural (56% of the population) Total
Improved water source 92% 74% 82%
House connections 36% 8% 20%
Improved sanitation 73% 39% 54%
Sewerage 2% 0% 1%

SourceJoint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation WHO/UNICEF

Water for all

Bringing them water is therefore essential to their lives, as malnutrition and infant mortality are high due also to the lack of water. The installation of wells in a village radically changes the lives of people.

Therefore the foundation aims to provide access to reliable and 100% renewable access to water to villages on the driest part of the Sumba Island (East Sumba).

How can we do this?

We propose to build a solar water pump. This sustainable project will guarantee the villages constant, effective, and sustainable access to drinking water. The crowdfunding campaign online is about IDR. 65,000,000.- / $4,500.- for one full installation, and is calculated on the basis of known successful projects in the villages of Napu and Palanggai.

If another “access to water* project is realized, it will allow men, women, and children to devote more time and energy to their education and their economy. With your help, we can help the people of a village in East Sumba, access clean water and save hours per day – imagine what this time saved could bring them on a socio-economic level. Together, we can contribute to easier access to clean water and help break the cycle of poverty.

Thank you very much for your concrete help and your love, to offer a bright future to many people and their families, communities also!

#WaterForLife #KawanBaikSumba #KawanBaikIndonesia #Act4FairFuture #FairFutureFoundation

TOGETHER, WE CAN PREVENT DISEASE AND SUSTAINS LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS

INDONESIA

POPULATION 268.2 MILLION

28 MILLION

LACK ACCESS TO SAFE WATER

71 MILLION

PEOPLE LACK ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION

With a population of 268 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. However, rural communities and residents of informal settlements in urban areas struggle in terms of poor health and infrastructure. We are working hard in East Sumba (Like in #RebuildMbinuDita) to give access to water. For many households, water sources are distant, contaminated or expensive, and household sanitation is unaffordable. You can help us to give access to water for a healthier life.

You can find the project and or more complete information, on this project initiated by Fair Fair Indonesia and Kawan Baik Indonesia, by clicking on one of the buttons below! Thank you so much.

Who are the friends who have donated for water?

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$9,765.00 April 27, 2020
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CHF 470.00 January 14, 2020