A health emergency | Laindatang is a village without clean water, toilets, or sanitary facilities. Malaria, Dengue, Cholera, and Hepatitis A are present because of the hygienic conditions. It is a place of extreme poverty, so we categorize this action as RED. We must get to work this month to ensure better living conditions for these families.
POD | What do the sanitary facilities we build look like?
Access to clean water and safe toilets here in East Sumba where we are working helps to improve public health, reduce poverty and promote economic development.
POD | Inventing toys when you don't have any
All children in ultra-rural areas invent toys and games with things they find in nature or with old objects, and it's great to see them having fun with that.
POD | Primary medical care dedicated to children
To avoid getting sick or hurting themselves, we teach children in the ultra-rural areas of East Sumba to protect themselves with simple gestures and habits.
POD | Malnutrition is taking its toll here where we are
The lack of clean water is one of the leading causes of the child malnutrition rate and related mortality we face every day. Let's give clean water to rural villages.
POD | We have a toilet for the first time in our life!
Can you imagine? Thanks to the #waterconnections program, we have clean water, showers, toilets, and something to drink and eat healthily here in East Sumba.
POD | Kids here have to fetch water from the age of five!
Clean water in East Sumba? It's difficult to find, like this 5-year-old girl in Lukukamaru. Nine months a year, they have no clean water and rarely eat, drink or bathe.
POD | East Sumba, a village without clean water!
In Laindatang, people wash only once a month, are sick and don't have enough to eat and drink. All children suffer from being underweight, malaria or dengue.
POD | Learn how to provide Primary Medical Care
Training in Primary Medical Care in Waingapu. Female teachers participate in this unique program, which aims to save lives where there are no doctors.
POD | The Water Connections Program, in a single image
Summarize the technical side of a program that gives healthy life to thousands of people in a single photo. Here are faucets, valves and pipes that connect.
POD | Jerry cans here in East Sumba, are worth gold
As soon as a kid is old enough to walk, he will have to fetch water with the women and other kids of the village. To do this, he will use a 5-litre jerrycan.
POD | My family is going to have toilets at home, Magic!
Can you imagine that? Now that we have access to a water source for the 1st time in our lives, we will also have access to sanitary facilities here at home.
POD | Learn to live better? There is no age for that! Isn't it?
The programs aiming at accessing a more harmonious and healthier life are aimed at everyone. And the friends who attend Annisa's classes are of all ages.
Fair Future is a Swiss, independent, non-profit socio-medical organization working internationally.
Fair Future provides social and medical assistance to families, individuals and communities affected by poverty, health crises, epidemics, disasters and food or water shortages. We create innovative programs and solve problems such as child malnutrition, malaria, dengue fever, lack of food and infectious diseases linked to the absence of toilets, showers and clean water for a healthy life.
In a precarious and ultra-rural context, access to primary medical care for all is at the heart of Fair Future’s activity, which can implement a wide range of care within the framework of innovative programs and sometimes even unique.
Wherever we operate, the cases and the environment are unique. Nonetheless, we follow a standard set of practices designed to ensure that our resources and expertise are used optimally and respectfully!
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In a few figures
Your donations all finance the programs initiated by Fair Future. A borehole, a water tank, surgery, health& medical care, school and school supplies, school shoes, a solar lamp and so many other things every year.
For example, Fair Future estimates that every franc invested in water and toilets saves four francs in medical costs, avoids deaths and increases productivity. We consider hygiene promotion –life preservation– to be one of the most cost-effective public health interventions. Conversely, a lack of sanitation hampers economic growth.
Eat, drink, bathe and go to the toilet. Water is the cheapest medicine.
Fight against Malaria, Dengue, diarrhoea & water-related infectious diseases.
We provide access to clean and safe water for a healthier and more harmonious life.
Projects are carried out with the beneficiaries themselves. I take care of what I create!
Primary medical care
Tens of thousands of patients have been treated, and lives continue to be saved.
They are the Future
Through our latest articles, we invite you to discover how we provide social, medical and humanitarian aid in the ultra-rural areas of Indonesia, providing support and relief.
In the field, we carry out independent assessments to determine the needs and assess the assistance to be provided according to the scale of a crisis, the levels of disease and mortality in the population, and the severity of the exclusion. Read More News here.
These are some of the questions we ask ourselves daily in our work with needy communities.
What should we change in the malaria treatment mode, according to the shortage of drugs? What can we change to fight malnutrition? For example, the use of ready-to-eat foods? Why is access to clean water essential to ensure a healthy life?
Primary Medical Care Program
Field assessment and additional teacher training will start.
Access to primary medical care in the most rural and poorest regions has always been at the centre of our priorities. For years, we have been helping and caring for families by implementing totally innovative means and programs in public health. Some are unique in the world in their mode of implementation.
Picture of the day
#pictureoftheday | More often than not, a single picture is worth all the words in the world.
Sometimes we show you real heroes, but it will always be an authentic story that one of us is living and wants to pass on!
What does Kawan Baik mean?
So many people ask us what "Kawan" or "Kawan Baik" means... Reading the pages of our site, or the newsletter that Fair Future sends you a maximum of twice a month, you will wonder why we call you "Kawan" all the time. It's a good question and we totally understand that it's a bit of a mystery to all of you. Let's take three minutes, I'll tell you what it means "Kawan" friends.
So here's the explanation: "Kawan" means "friend" in Indonesian. When you add "Baik" to it, it means "my good friend". It's simple, isn't it?
For us, you are -Kawan+your name-, and you are part of all of us because, without you, nothing would be possible. I give you an example: I'm Kawan Alex founder of Fair Future and Kawan Ayu is the founder of Kawan Baik Indonesia.
That's what we all call ourselves here, and so you have your first Indonesian lesson Kawan!
Water Connections Program
Laindatang project. We need you Now!
Have clean water? It is the cheapest medicine in the world. It makes fighting against hunger and malnutrition, malaria, dengue fever, lack of hygiene and water stress possible. This reduces infant mortality and helps create wealth. This is just with clean water and healthy sanitary facilities.
We focus on?
About this picture | Malaria here mainly affects young children, children under five, and vulnerable people, especially those whose immune systems are weakened by other diseases linked to poverty and undernourishment. Pregnant women are also concerned… We have nothing to treat them!"
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About the Malaria epidemic in eastern Indonesia
We need drugs to treat people - mostly children - who are affected in large numbers. Without adequate care, children under five, and vulnerable people die.
The need for medical equipment and medicines is essential at the moment. The authorities and the state services concerned do not care and do not have the means to buy the drugs that very many families should have to treat one of their own.
Our local medical teams say this: "-The disease mainly affects young children, those under the age of five, vulnerable people, especially those with immune systems weakened by other diseases linked to poverty and undernourishment. Pregnant women are also affected... We have nothing to treat them!".
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