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Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, is an archipelago comprised of over 17,000 islands located in Southeast Asia.

GHNI began working here in 2012, graduating several villages from our Transformational Community Development program. Currently we are working in two communities on Sulawesi Island: Polewali and Mawa.

VILLAGES/PROJECTS

villagers impacted each year

Suri, Villager

“I used to walk two kilometers 3-4 times per day to retrieve all of the water I could carry from the nearest river for daily needs of cleaning, bathing, and cooking. I remember one time slipping and falling on a steep incline. I couldn’t walk for 2 weeks. Without having to walk so far every day, I now have time to focus on my household duties. With this extra time, I even started working a side job in the next village over which has increased my family’s income. Besides that, the water from the new well is much cleaner that what we used before."

Mardiana, Villager

“Our hope is that this [soap-making] business will grow and continue to play a part toward transforming our community economically and changing the lives of families in Polewali,”

Ani, Mawa TCD Committee Member

“We will not have an outside team being the ones starting the project. This is our community and our problem, we must be the ones to initiate.”
Polewali Village
Mawa Village

Polewali Village

GHNI began working in Polewali in late 2019 - seeing a community struggling with income generation opportunities, a lack of access to clean water, poor sanitation and low attendance rates for children in the local school. Many families saw their primary breadwinner working outside the province and sending funds home, and the primary source of water for the community was a stream that flowed through the village. Only one latrine (owned by a local business) existed in the village.

Our team has worked to raise awareness and address several issues under the guidance of the local TCD committee. There is a soap-making business cooperative, a water committee that has overseen the drilling of five new water sources offering vastly improved water quality, and most recently an initiative to begin building latrines in the village. Our team is also working with another group of community members to develop income generation models focused on livestock production.

Mawa Village

Our team first visited Mawa in late 2019. We were directed to this community by local government officials who recognized the extreme challenges - chiefly water access - that this village faced. Some households were spending upwards of 50% of their monthly income on water during the dry season.

In addition, many children in this village do not attend school and most households take care of livestock for other owners - an arrangement that limits their income without reducing risk.

The village has already addressed their water needs - locating, protecting and piping water from a nearby spring to a tank in the village. This has reduced the cost of fresh water by 90%.

Our team plans to continue working to raise awareness of the need and importance of education, but currently the village is focused on generating additional income. Our team is working through strategies to develop capital for investment so they can purchase their own livestock.

Polewali Village
Mawa Village

Polewali Village

GHNI began working in Polewali in late 2019 - seeing a community struggling with income generation opportunities, a lack of access to clean water, poor sanitation and low attendance rates for children in the local school. Many families saw their primary breadwinner working outside the province and sending funds home, and the primary source of water for the community was a stream that flowed through the village. Only one latrine (owned by a local business) existed in the village.

Our team has worked to raise awareness and address several issues under the guidance of the local TCD committee. There is a soap-making business cooperative, a water committee that has overseen the drilling of five new water sources offering vastly improved water quality, and most recently an initiative to begin building latrines in the village. Our team is also working with another group of community members to develop income generation models focused on livestock production.

Mawa Village

Our team first visited Mawa in late 2019. We were directed to this community by local government officials who recognized the extreme challenges - chiefly water access - that this village faced. Some households were spending upwards of 50% of their monthly income on water during the dry season.

In addition, many children in this village do not attend school and most households take care of livestock for other owners - an arrangement that limits their income without reducing risk.

The village has already addressed their water needs - locating, protecting and piping water from a nearby spring to a tank in the village. This has reduced the cost of fresh water by 90%.

Our team plans to continue working to raise awareness of the need and importance of education, but currently the village is focused on generating additional income. Our team is working through strategies to develop capital for investment so they can purchase their own livestock.

Sustainable Development Projects

Check out some of our TCD projects in Indonesia!

Mawa Spring Protection

The village, facing severe water shortages, identified this issue as their primary challenge. A committee was formed, and through the assessment process they decided to protect a local spring and pipe the water to a tank in the village. Involved households now have water piped directly to their homes from that tank, and pay a small fee for water consumption. That fee covers the maintenance costs for the water system – including a salary for one employee.

Batu Ampara Farming Expansion

GHNI worked in the village of Batu Ampara from 2012-2017, eventually graduating the community from our Transformational Community Development program. When the GHNI team initially started working in the community, the village primarily raised shrimp for income. They generally ate fish and rice as their primary diet – but they did not grow rice. Instead they purchased it.

Four years into the GHNI program, after years of raising awareness of the need to improve nutrition, the community began planting their own rice and vegetables intended for their own consumption, reducing their food expenses and improving their nutrition.

Polewali COVID-19 Response

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, the village took action to reduce the immediate spread and impact of the virus. A handwashing station was set up at the entrance to the village and all visitors were required to wash their hands throughly, as well as wear a mask. Several seamstresses in the community, using templates provided by the GHNI team, shifted to producing and selling cloth masks to provide an additional source of income for themselves as well as reduce the spread of the virus.

Bassuli Manarang (Sendana TCD Village)

GHNI worked in the village of Sendana from 2013-2019. One community member, Didi, who was passionate about improving educational opportunities for children in her village, started a small reading and tutoring program underneath her parent’s house. With community support and funding from a local foundation, it eventually grew into a local fixture where children in the village spent their afternoons and evenings learning to read and exploring books about a wide range of topics.

Cocoa Rehabilitation (Sendana TCD Village)

GHNI worked in Sendana village from 2013-2019. This community had at one time been a prominent producer of cocoa beans, but when GHNI arrived the community’s cocoa fields were in poor condition. Over a period of several years, the field were rehabilitated, new techniques were introduced, with the end result that Sendana signed an exclusive contract to provide high quality, fermented cocoa beans to a local gelato producer. This allowed the community not only to sell their beans for a higher price than the local market – but to also purchase beans from other farmers and add value through the processing techniques they learned during the TCD program.

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