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.
Replacing worry with confidence in rural Indonesia
Mispa’s life used to be defined by worry. As a single mom to her now 17-year-old son, it was up to her to support her family. She worried about paying for her son’s education. She worried about putting food on the table. She worried that she wasn’t making enough money as a weaver. Then she worried when she ran out …
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 …
Rebuilding and Becoming More Resilient
On September 28, 2018, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit the Minahasa Peninsula of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, at 18:02 local time. Its epicenter was only 70 km north of the provincial capital, Palu. The earthquake triggered tsunamis, the worst of which was 7 meters high; caused landslides in mountainous areas; and was followed by land liquefaction that was reported to be the …