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 two dollars a day. Employment growth has been slower than population growth. Public services remain inadequate by middle-income standards, and health indicators are poor. The island is also one of the most disaster-prone nations in the world.
- Economic opportunity: Providing technical assistance, training and financial services to microfinance institutions throughout the country and helping spice farmers earn more income
- Health: Raising awareness and supporting mothers to practice and promote exclusive breastfeeding
- 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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Indonesia: Boosting disaster resilience June 22, 2011
If your family lived in a rickety shack on stilts and the waters were rising, you would hope your government had a plan. But if you were among the millions of poor people who inhabit some of the world’s most crowded and vulnerable Asian cities, there’s a good chance you’d be wrong.
Indonesia: Wholesale bank brings financial services to the poor June 22, 2011
In Indonesia, millions of people are self-employed through small businesses. But only a small percentage of them have had access to the formal financial services that help people move permanently out of poverty.
Indonesia: Water pump for displaced families on the island of Sipora, Indonesia June 21, 2011
The people living in Masokut were very enthusiastic about the installation of a hydraulic pump, which helps getting clean water easier for tsunami-affected families.
Indonesia: Water flows and greens grow June 20, 2011
Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mercy Corps´ hygiene promotion, livelihood, water and sanitation programs are improving living conditions for those living in displacement camps on Indonesia's Mentawai
Indonesia: Working with the World Bank in Jakarta to alleviate flooding and fight climate change June 16, 2011
Flooding in Jakarta — Indonesia's capital and biggest city — is a yearly occurrence that destroys property and displaces families, particularly in poor areas.
Indonesia: Disaster preparedness training in Sungai Pisang June 15, 2011
Pointing out tsunami evacuation routes on a map of Sungai Pisang, a village in disaster-prone South Padang, Indonesia.
Indonesia: Disaster preparedness is important everywhere June 15, 2011
Indonesia: “Speck of light” brightens the future May 31, 2011
Crek... crok... crak! The sound of the manual typewriter echoes throughout the quiet night in the displacement camp. In the 24-square-meter room, the typewriter's rhythms make new music in harmony with cricket and mosquito sounds.
Indonesia: From Seattle to Jakarta, food carts are hot stuff May 24, 2011
In Seattle, the popularity of food carts has exploded in recent years.
Indonesia: When a basic need becomes a luxury April 13, 2011