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The .PDF presentation of the current project “Water Connections” – Drinking water for 200 families in MbinuDita. This document presents to you in detail the project that we started at the beginning of November 21, after months of preliminary studies. Once completed, the water connections will reach homes, families throughout the MbinuDita region. A magic trick carried out thanks to all of you, to all the friends of the Foundation. the “Kawan Baik” from here and elsewhere. No water, no life. No blue, no green!
Last donors for this cause
Catherine ForsterCHF 1 000.00
Julian LusardiCHF 400.00
Valérie MansonCHF 10 000.00
AnonymousCHF 10 000.00
Sam Van Nevel$40.00
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Provide clean water and sanitation solutions to anyone who has never had access to it.
Fair Future, Kawan Baik Indonesia, and the Indonesian Red Cross are launching a program to provide access to drinking water to several dozen villages that do not have access to water or to sanitation solutions. Several phases of this project began several months ago.
For the MbinuDita project, the aim is to provide a drinking water network to more than 200 families who have never had direct access to it. Where it is complicated is that the groups of houses are sometimes several kilometers apart. So that makes the thing technically complex in terms of physical law! This action is fully linked to the “Water Connections” program, initiated in 2021, by Fair Future in the outermost regions of eastern Indonesia.
Fair Future has started a program to provide access to clean water and sanitation solutions to dozens of villages, that have no direct access to water or sanitation solutions, in East Sumba (NTT), Mbinudita village. This program, which started in 2021, has no end date. Water Connections is its name. It aims to forge water connections, in order to get closer to where people live, in rural areas of eastern Indonesia. And in fact, ensuring them direct access to a source of clean and healthy water.
The general situation in Indonesia
With a population of 264 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and claims Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The capital, Jakarta, continues to expand as an international hub; however, rural communities and residents of informal settlements in urban areas struggle in terms of poor health and infrastructure. For many households, water sources are distant, contaminated, or expensive, and household sanitation is unaffordable.
Nearly 28 million Indonesians lack safe water and 71 million lack access to improved sanitation facilities; Most of these families live in eastern Indonesia, where we are active. Fortunately, there is a growing microfinance sector -as Fair Future-, serving low-income households across the country, and they are recognizing that financing for water supply and sanitation is a growing need.
In Indonesia and around the world, people are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, and millions are striving to endure this crisis with an added challenge. They lack access to life’s most critical resource – water. Now more than ever access to safe water is critical to the health of families in Indonesia.
Water is a matter of concern to us at the Fair Future Foundation
Our humanitarian responses, our campaigns, and our long-term initiatives help families improve their incomes, reduce their vulnerability to disasters, and defend their rights.
The purposes of this project are to ensure equitable access to water in quantity and quality, which prevents disease and sustains lives and livelihoods; reduce environmental health risks by managing sanitation safely and with dignity; and involve women and men in water and sanitation resource management and safe hygiene practices to maximize benefits for their communities.
What are the challenges we face every day?
The east of the country is like the aridest African countries. Rainfall is low, even in the rainy season. Finding water is complicated, finding clean or consumable water is a real challenge. Certainly, the water tables exist, but you have to dig very (too) deep, in order to find a source of consumable water and therefore, not dangerous for the health of people. From then on, people are content to dig shallow, manual wells which dry up after a few weeks of the dry season.
The consequences for the foundation are therefore that people get sick, the morbidity of children and other vulnerable people is high. It is not uncommon for us not to find a child on a new visit to a village!
The problems are above all technical, and also economic. Drilling more than 100 meters requires technology, equipment, and knowledge that does not exist on site. Or, giving oneself the means to drill deeply is too expensive for the people of this region, the poorest of this immense country!
In addition, electricity is non-existent in most rural areas. People don’t have light, children study in the dark most of the time. Pumping water more than 150m deep requires considerable electrical power! So the sun? Yes of course! But equipping a well with solar panels still costs a lot of money!
Finally, why we are working in this program?
Without water, there will be no plants, no trees, no fruits and vegetables, and ultimately, no food. This project aims to create a water distribution network, with the drilling of several wells nearly 60m deep, in order to have clean water that is therefore not dangerous for health. But also to build toilets and other sanitation solutions, showers and organize activities around the theme of water… And finally, being able to eat, take care of oneself, stay healthy, drink… Live
Health Centers Situation here
In eastern Indonesia where we are located, more than two out of four health centers do not have access to water, a danger in the face of Covid and other diseases. This is the case for almost all of the few health centers available and which are opening here in the rural areas where we operate. Of course, this exposes caregivers and patients to a higher risk of infection with Covid-19 and all other forms of the disease, which by far does not allow the application of hygiene measures! The Water Connections program also aims to change that!
Thank you so much for helping us, we are looking forward to receiving an essential gift from you all!