We're proud to work with families and communities in six Southeast Asian countries to help them improve their lives. That includes Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.
We make sure that the people in our programs have the information and resources that they need. We hold community information sessions on topics like nutrition, hygiene and emergency preparedness. We offer hands-on training on solutions like water filters and sanitary toilets. And we work with communities to plan for responding to emergencies. When disaster strikes, we’re there to help communities recover.
In Japan, we support the advocacy, disaster response and outreach work of CWS Japan.
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When the Land turns to Liquid
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, in September 2018. It triggered tsunamis and a phenomenon called liquefaction, when the ground literally turns to liquid. It moved entire villages, swallowed houses and destroyed infrastructure.
We immediately began to mobilize a response. Soon we were delivering water to thousands of families each day, distributing critical supplies and promoting hygiene among displaced families. As weeks turned to months, we focused on helping families build transitional shelters, build or repair water systems, and build sanitary bathrooms.
Fair water access promotes peace in Cao Binh, Vietnam
Most of the people who live in Cao Binh village are from the Tay ethnic group, Vietnam’s largest ethnic minority. The name of their village comes from its location in the mountains of northwest Vietnam: “Cao” means “high” and “Binh” means “flat.” So, it’s the flat area on a high mountain. Cao Binh’s residents use a small stream about a …
Household latrines help families in Indonesia stay healthy during Covid-19
Disaster struck the village of Balongga in Indonesia in September 2018. A massive earthquake–and the resulting tsunamis and land liquefaction–destroyed or badly damaged most houses here. Today, many families in Balongga still live in “temporary” shelters that organizations including CWS helped them build. They are meant to be an intermediate solution and have a couple of sturdy rooms in each …
How do you share 30,000 chickens with families? By working together.
Vending machines are uncommon in Myanmar. And vending machines filled with practical items for vulnerable families are unique, even in the United States. But last Christmas, the Church of Latter-day Saints stocked vending machines in a few U.S. cities with gifts for families around the world instead of snacks. Among the gifts were two hens and a rooster per family. …