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
Indonesia: When Mothers Speak, Milk Prices Come Down - And So Does a Government
Traditionally, women in Indonesia are often not involved in decision making, even over everyday household and community issues. But in 1998, small groups of Indonesian women initiated protests that helped to change the history of the world's fifth most populous nation.
Indonesia: Peaceful Water to Cool Conflict
Indonesia: Microfinance for the Poor
Microfinance is considered to be one of the most effective tools to combat poverty, but the question that one needs to ask is: "Do poor people get access to financial services through microfinance?"
Indonesia: Making Peace In Maluku
For over two years, Mercy Corps has been working in Maluku province in eastern Indonesia, where communal conflict has been ongoing since early 1999.
Indonesia: Heavy Rains leave 300,000 homeless in Indonesia
Torrential monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta this week, forcing more than 300,000 residents to flee their homes in search of shelter in mosques, churches and schools.
Indonesia: From Rags to Riches
An Indonesian organization in Jampang Bogor, West Java has found a unique way to earn extra income and thanks in part to a small grant from Mercy Corps what started out as a hobby has turned into a small business.
Indonesia: Building Bridges by Example
Indonesia: Congressman Hall tours Mercy Corps' Programs in Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia: Empowering Indonesian Relief Organizations
Mercy Corps is embarking on an ambitious program to help Indonesian organizations improve the living conditions of approximately 10,000 displaced families on Ambon and surrounding islands.