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: 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
Indonesia: A bright idea for Indonesia's tsunami survivors March 22, 2011
Last night we spent the night at KM 37 in order to check on the families using the solar lights that we have distributed.
Indonesia: A bucket for water March 11, 2011
Indonesia: Tsunami survivors are ready to live healthy February 17, 2011
Indonesia: Bulasat using community reconstruction kits to rebuild their church January 30, 2011
The other day, Mercy Corps and IOM teamed up to show ECHO some of the areas we have been working in. At 10 a.m. we met at KM 8, across the channel between Sikakap and South Pagai. We had two cars, and made our two-hour journey to Bulasat, located at KM 41.
Indonesia: Tapping the elders for a disaster preparedness team January 27, 2011
I travelled three hours from my home base in Padang, Indonesia to the city of Solok to check out the facilitator training for the Disaster Preparedness Teams (DPTs) held by Mercy Corps' PREPARE SumBar and our local partner, Jemari Sakato.
Indonesia: How many times a day do you turn on the water from the faucet? January 23, 2011
If you really noticed, how many times would it be?
Indonesia: Apa kabar? Ke mana? January 14, 2011
When I was getting ready to come to Indonesia, I downloaded podcasts to start learning Bahasa Indonesia. The first thing I learned was "Apa kabar?” — literally “What’s news?” or, as translated by the podcast, “How are you?”
Indonesia: I ♥ Mentawai January 7, 2011
It tickles me how adaptable humans are; how adaptable I can be. When I first arrived in the city of Sikakap in Indonesia's tsunami-stricken Mentawai Islands I was feeling a little overwhelmed.