Blog: Indonesia

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!

Family Feud Resolved through Shrimp Ponds

Can a humble shellfish help heal a nearly broken relationship? It did that and more for feuding brothers-in-law in one struggling village! Rimba, Field Leader in Indonesia, tells us how these villagers are uniting to transform their community despite any challenge which might get in their way.

Farmers Unite in “Kerja Bakti”

We all know that three strands braided together are stronger than one strand by itself. Paul, GHNI National Leader in Indonesia shares how these farmers prove that strength is in numbers.

Ending Poverty One Villager at a Time

No matter where you live, poverty exists.  What we see on our national news, it is just the glimpse of the extreme poverty in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Much of the world’s poverty is hidden, covered or ignored in our modern existence.  It is too much for us to bear!

GHNI workers cannot turn away from the realities. Our field workers walk daily alongside hidden and hurting communities. They watch as villages transform before their eyes.  There is a solution to poverty and it lies within villagers; it lies within those currently living in poverty.


Toilets Transform Lives

Hygiene and sanitation are often not a part of daily life for many villagers GHNI works alongside. Toilets are a major element missing in their lives. GHNI-Indonesia has been working closely with Haji Tawang’s village in this aspect of Transformational Community Development (TCD) and wants to share this inspiring story with us.

Daeng Lia Sewing Herself out of Poverty

Camba Berua Village, Indonesia

Daeng Lia lived a quiet life in Camba Berua, a slum village outside of a larger Indonesian city. Born and raised as the daughter of a village leader, she thought she’d be stuck in the slum. Things looked up when she fell in love with a man from outside the village. They were married and moved into a house rented from a slum lord with dreams of having a family and climbing out of poverty.


Rain Water Saves Villagers

Villagers in Cambaloe on the island of Tanakeke are working hard to make the most out of the coming rainy season. See what GHNI Indonesia has to say about the work ethic and thoughtfulness of these villagers.

Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village, Indonesia

“Tanakeke-Cambaloe Village is now coming together to build their first water tank! Of course it is under the watchful eye of our trainer from the previous village, Dg. Jalling, and our liaison, Hj. Ngero, on the island.

Shrimp Weighs In Big

Finding more sufficient ways of doing the work they already know, this community is really beginning to thrive. Thanks to locals who are willing to impart their knowledge of fishing and shrimping, villagers here are seeing a bright future, according to the GHNI Indonesia team in their latest update.

The Story of Cash

Catching the vision, a Sendana villager has not only improved his cocoa farm but encouraged his neighbors in their methods. GHNI-Indonesia shares the story:

Sendana, Indonesia

“Cash is a young man from Sendana. Like each man in the village, he got married early – he is 24 years old now – and started working on the field at a young age. When his father died two years ago, he inherited a cocoa field in bad condition: old and sick trees.  He had a lack of knowledge on caring for cocoa trees.