Improve community infrastructure, health, resiliency and economic opportunities in Indonesia’s most challenging urban and coastal areas.
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.
- 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
All stories about Indonesia
Indonesia: Past the end of the world August 18, 2009
As we stood on a small dock overlooking the aquamarine waters that lap Tehoru, a port town on Indonesia's Seram Island, my colleague Eldo made an interesting comment.
Indonesia: Peace and clean on Independence Day August 17, 2009
Indonesia: Crickets, crackers and chairs August 14, 2009
Indonesia: 28 stories August 13, 2009
Indonesia: A world most will never see August 12, 2009
Indonesia: More happiness and laughter August 10, 2009
Indonesia: Today is sweet August 8, 2009
When we were flying in over the blue sea waves lapping the shores of Banda Aceh earlier today, I thought, “This is where it happened.” I imagined the water pulling back from the shore with a horrific sucking sound before the sea hurled itself miles ashore.
Indonesia: Taste test in North Jakarta August 7, 2009
Early this morning, I visited a couple Mercy Corps-sponsored food carts in North Jakarta and ended up being a pretty good billboard.
Indonesia: Urban fish tales August 6, 2009
Where there is water, men will fish. But I never imagined I'd see lines cast smack dab in the middle of Jakarta, a megapolitan city of at least 8.5 million people.
Indonesia: Fourteen ways the world changed today August 5, 2009
I have rarely been as inspired as I am right now. Today, our 14 workshop students presented their photographs and written stories to the group. I am awed by what I saw and heard.