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  • Photo: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

Our strategy

Improve community infrastructure, health, resiliency and economic opportunities in Indonesia’s most challenging urban and coastal areas.

The context

About half of all Indonesians live on less than a dollar a day. Employment growth has been slower than population growth. Public services remain inadequate by middle-income standards, and health indicators are poor.

Our work

  • Economic opportunity: Providing technical assistance, training and financial services to microfinance institutions throughout the country
  • Health: Raising awareness and supporting mothers to practice and promote exclusive breastfeeding
  • Children & Youth: Addressing childhood malnutrition through healthy, affordable food carts in Jakarta
  • Water: Improving sanitation and hygiene in crowded urban areas with a mobile sludge removal service
  • Disaster preparedness: Identifying and mapping areas at risk and helping those communities plan, train and practice how to respond when disasters occur
  • Emergency response: Maintaining a response team ready to quickly deploy and provide immediate relief to survivors during the critical first months after a disaster strikes

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