We're teaming up with families across Indonesia to overcome hunger, poverty and uncertainty.
In West Timor, we’re helping families reach food and economic security. Communities are improving their access to clean water and basic sanitation. Women are starting savings groups as a way to start or expand businesses. Parents are making sure that their children have nutritious meals. And together, we're moving towards zero hunger.
In South Sulawesi, our focus is resilience. In the face of changing climates, families are adapting the ways that they grow food and finding new ways to earn a living.
In Jakarta, CWS welcomes refugee women and unaccompanied children into several group homes. These vulnerable refugees have a safe space where they can live, take classes, make friends and replace fear with hope.
Many programs, one goal: helping our neighbors live healthy lives in safety.
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.
Eggs and chickens: emergency nutrition + long-term resilience
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of South Central Timor, Indonesia, closed public markets. And with all local markets closed, Afes worried. He wouldn’t be able to sell his cassava or banana harvests, and his family urgently needed the money. His recent corn crop had failed because there wasn’t enough rain, so his family’s resources were already stretched …
Past learning about handwashing is keeping families safe in the face of COVID-19
Arceia is a student living in the Tana Toraja district of Indonesia. Her community is called Se’seng, and it’s in the mountains. It’s an area that is prone to landslides, so CWS has teamed up with families here for years. Back in 2015, we worked with students, teachers, parents and community leaders for a program called Safe Schools and Safe Communities. …
Access to clean water makes all the difference in preparing to fight coronavirus in Indonesia
Timor island’s Soe District is one of the poorest in all of Indonesia. For some years now, CWS (and CROP Hunger Walkers!) have been working with some of the most vulnerable communities there through our Timor Zero Hunger program. Families needed some help to work themselves out of extreme poverty, and we were there for them. Recently, because of our …