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: Conquering Malnutrition Together August 15, 2005
Indonesia: Restoring the Acehnese Spirit June 24, 2005
Indonesia: The Yellow Emergency Coconut Bridge May 5, 2005
A host of varied and unusual things awaited us in the village of Suak Ribee, West Aceh, Indonesia. Among them were the sunset of a sunny day, traditional drums and singing, banners, villagers and a yellow coconut emergency bridge.
Indonesia: Riding with Cowboys April 20, 2005
Indonesia: Lifting Confidence by Carrying Boats April 11, 2005
The statistics that have poured out of the tsunami-hit region make grim reading: a quarter of a million dead, two million in need of food assistance alone - but I bring other things out of these places. I bring hope.
Indonesia: Donations Become Mundane But Life-Saving Tsunami Aid April 9, 2005
[Editor's Note: This article appeared in USA Today and is originally an Associated Press story]
Indonesia: Mercy Corps Providing Relief on Nias Island April 1, 2005
Mercy Corps is providing emergency food rations, temporary shelter supplies and blankets for approximately 1000 people on Indonesia's Nias Island, which was struck by a massive earthquake on March 28.
Indonesia: Huge Earthquake Strikes Southern Asia March 28, 2005
Indonesia: High Hopes in Johan Pahlawan March 24, 2005
Indonesia: Starting Anew in Layeun March 24, 2005
A bone-rattling one-hour drive still separates the village of Layeun from Banda Aceh, the capital of the tsunami-decimated Aceh province of Indonesia. Roadside scenes along the way provide mind-boggling reminders of the force carried by the wave.