Blog: Indonesia

Gaining Useful Training

Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

After completing the rainwater tank building program in Batu Ampara, GHNI has been helping to implement the same program in Cambaloe. Daeng N, the imam in Cambaloe, is responsible for coordinating the tank building program assisted by Haji, the village chief in Batu Ampara, with his son, Daeng L, who have all benefited from the program. (“Daeng” is a title of respect.)


First Supplies for the Cooperative

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village, Indonesia

The members of the cooperative in Batu Ampara Village have completed the warehouse that will be used to store goods. The co-op will now provide necessary supplies for agriculture, such as weed killer, now that farmers from the community are starting to prepare their fields for planting rice and corn. The current weed killer in use is toxic and not environmentally friendly. Eventually, the co-op will also provide supplies for the fish and shrimp farms.

Phase One in Forming a Cooperative

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village, Indonesia

In the past, the Indonesian government tried to establish a cooperative with the fish farmers in Batu Ampara Village. Government officials chose the leader of the cooperative and its members. Consequently, there was a lack of ownership by the community and it dissolved after a year. Because of this, the community has been wary and distrustful about the function of the cooperative and its members.