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: A Return to School and Familiarity January 25, 2005
Indonesia: Long-Term Vision to Aid Quake Victims January 24, 2005
[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on the Scotsman.com website]
Indonesia: One Month After the Tsunami, Thousands Return to Class January 24, 2005
Indonesia: A Glimpse of Joy January 21, 2005
The bright and colorful loosely-fitting clothes on her body don’t seem to restrict Audil Mardiah from moving around scooping dirt and other trash off the ground. Audil is a 50 year-old single woman from the Darusalam area who joined Mercy Corps’ cash-for-work program there.
Indonesia: About Mercy Corps (in Indonesian) January 17, 2005
Mercy Corps membantu rakyat mengurangi penderitaan, kemiskinan dan penindasan dengan membangun masyarakat yang aman, produktif dan adil.
Indonesia: A Journey Into the City of Ghosts, Indonesia January 14, 2005
Nothing that I’ve gone through in my life could have prepared me for what I was about to see. I was assigned to go to Banda Aceh to assist in raising Mercy Corps’ visibility in the region affected by the earthquake and devastating tsunami waves on December 26, 2004.
Indonesia: Picking Up the Pieces January 14, 2005
Indonesia: Returning from "Ground Zero" January 12, 2005
Indonesia: Reclaiming Aceh Besar January 7, 2005
Indonesia: Four Stories from Banda Aceh January 4, 2005
Note: These stories were called in by Debbie Tomasowa, Mercy Corps Indonesia's Media Officer, from some of the most devastated areas of Banda Aceh