Blog: Indonesia

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.

Enthusiastic to Help Bring Transformation

Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

Due to the nature of our work in the field, it's not always possible to provide a high quality photo. We're happy to provide a current visual of our work, despite the quality.

*Umar’s Influence

Sendana Village, Indonesia

Umar is one of several key farmers in Sendana. During the first meetings held by the project team in Sendana at the inception of the cocoa program, Umar gave the impression that he was a uniquely kind and helpful person. First impressions proved to be correct, as Umar has continued to faithfully support the program over the last couple of years with warmth and passion.

Working Toward Sustainable Shrimp Farming

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village, Indonesia

One of the members of the cooperative has offered their home to serve as the warehouse and has gladly prepared their home to be used by the secretariat of the co-op. GHNI staff members continue to teach simple administration skills and financial management at each meeting of the main committee of the cooperative. This is important so that members of the co-op can teach individuals in other villages, as one of the main goals of GHNI is multiplication.

“Cocoa Consultants”

Sendana Village, Indonesia

Due to the nature of our work in the field, it's not always possible to provide a high quality photo. We're happy to provide a current visual of our work despite the quality.

Persevering through Challenges

Sendana Village, Indonesia

One of the greatest lessons GHNI workers can teach the villagers they work with is perseverance while facing obstacles. That’s exactly what’s happening in Sendana Village, only it’s not the villagers who are facing the obstacles this time. Between leadership transitions, visa issues, and illnesses, our GHNI Transformational Community Development (TCD) leaders are modeling perseverance.

Learning the Value of a Cooperative

Tanakeke-Batu Ampara Village, Indonesia

Due to the nature of our work in the field, it's not always possible to provide a high-quality photo. We're happy to provide a current visual of our work despite the quality.

Transfer of Skills

Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

*Mr. G was a construction worker in Makassar before getting married and moving to Tanakeke Island. With his experience as a construction worker, he has helped the GHNI team in Cambaloe Village make concrete molds for septic tanks. *Mr. J, one of two skilled laborers trained by GHNI to build rainwater and septic tanks, began to teach Mr. G how to make the concrete molds, as well as the composition of the proper mixture of material.

Working through Construction Obstacles

Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

The rainwater tank construction project for clean water continues in Cambaloe Village. In this dry season, we have faced several obstacles to construction. One is the transport of sand from the port to the island. When sand is purchased in the city, it is delivered by car to the dock and dumped in a pile. If the sand is not transported immediately, it can blow into the water or get wet in the rain, making it much heavier to transport.

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