Blog: Indonesia

Women Gain Influence in the Community

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village, Indonesia

After beginning the Vannamei shrimp-breeding program in Batu Ampara, we have worked with seven individuals from the community who have now seen the benefits of the program. Some of them are continuing on their own, without additional financial support from GHNI.

Rainwater is Free!

Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

This quarter, we continued to help households in the community build rainwater tanks and latrines. While building the tanks, we discovered that the government started a new program to build a desalination tank for a neighboring village. The pipe for the desalination tank has been installed across Cambaloe.

One of the villagers who had already built a rainwater tank for his home told GHNI,

The Lessons Continue

Sendana Village, Indonesia

Kindergarten Teacher Program

Mounting Tensions on the Island

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village & Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

Educated to Be Resourceful

Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

A long drought and heat have caused cracks in several of the rainwater tanks in Cambaloe Village, which is not abnormal for concrete tanks. Having learned from GHNI’s previous training on maintenance of water tanks using local resources, this situation has prompted households to gather their resources to repair the tanks before the rainy season fully starts.

Women to Run Shrimp Farming Cooperative

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village, Indonesia

After three years of working with the community towards sustainable development in Batu Ampara Village, we are beginning to see the results of their hard work. One of the income generation projects has been Vanammei shrimp farming and cultivation, in which a couple of farmers have already had successful harvests.

Fancy Stitching

Camba Berua Village, Indonesia

Our cottage industry in Camba Berua Village has taken wings and GHNI has successfully transitioned the leadership of this project to locals. The women in Camba Berua are committed to their sewing program and training.

Rising Stars of Cocoa Farming

Sendana Village, Indonesia

Mr. A’s Cocoa Reputation

It has been less than a year since Mr. A* came back to Sendana Village in order to take care of his father-in-law’s cocoa field. Mr. A was born on another island of Indonesia and came to live in Sendana after he got married. Shortly after his wedding, Mr. A struggled to make adequate income for his family and has had to leave the village several times to look for work.

Help from Hawaii

Rimba, GHNI project manager in Indonesia, shares of the excitement of a recent visit from a team of volunteers from Hawaii. His stories go to show how a little encouragement can make a huge difference in the lives of rural villagers pulling themselves out of poverty!

Hope Remains after a Meager Harvest

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village, Indonesia

After spending more than two months breeding shrimp, Daeng Tinri harvested his shrimp in early September with help from a team of volunteers from Hawaii. He harvested 100 kilograms (220 lbs) of shrimp, a meager harvest partially due to low water levels, not enough circulation, and high temperatures—factors related to the dry season.