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Women, children and water at home

Women, children and water at home

Indonesian women play a vital role in water management due to their traditional responsibilities of collecting water, cooking, cleaning and raising children. These women from these ultra-rural areas of eastern Indonesia are strong. They represent tremendously well the strength and the courage it takes to survive here in this vast country. To fend for themselves most of the time, without the help of others, to meet the family’s most basic needs. Therefore, empowering women to increase water security is essential in the regions where we work. With climate change affecting water sources, it is vital to ensure that women are involved in water management decisions. This allows (we see this every day) families and local communities to improve their incomes and the health of family members, including their children.

Kawan Sehat, the full book for a healthier life

Kawan Sehat, the full book for a healthier life

The Foundation has created an illustrated book for the young in the ultra-rural areas of eastern Indonesia. Where knowing how to read and write is not shared. It will serve as a reference book and gather most of the information on a better lifestyle, the tips and tricks that are “normal” but that most don’t know here. Here it is in its preview version. There are still about ten pages missing in the process of colouring.

The Interactive Map of Water Connections Project

The Interactive Map of Water Connections Project

Fair Future develops participatory monitoring tools as part of its screening and definition of needs. This map is produced as part of the #WaterConnections project. It is updated as a new sewerage installation, a new deep borehole, a new clean water reservoir and everything that directly or indirectly affects this project is built. This Google map allows us to work, do this project and calculate: Heights, elevations, distances, depths etc… Thanks to this tool, this project is much easier to set up.

Strong women representing a strong nation

Strong women representing a strong nation

These women play a major role in the rural economy of their village. They are the ones who transport sand for the construction of a new drinking water reservoir on the Mbinudita site. They sing traditional songs to give themselves courage, because it takes a lot. They are the ones who are in charge of helping us, in what is certainly the most difficult work. Yes, strong women represent a strong nation.

Clean water and sanitation for a magic trick

Clean water and sanitation for a magic trick

For a few months -thanks to the Water Connections program–, the families are feeling healthier, happier and have much more energy. The villagers, who are 100% farmers, are much less sick, and they are in better health. Vegetable gardens are created, and an economy is built. Women and children spend much less time fetching water from wells far from homes. As a result, children spend more time in school, and adults have more time to do things they couldn’t do before. On the other hand, water remains the absolute priority of each of the 250 families of #mbinudita, well before everything else! Today, we are building healthy sanitary facilities for the village and the villagers. Like all other families living in ultra-rural areas, people have never had access to toilets or a place to bathe or do laundry.

We carried out our first deep drilling with our own machine

We carried out our first deep drilling with our own machine

Until last week, the 264 students of this school in East Sumba had no water in their school. As you can imagine, this posed unexpected sanitary problems for all the children, the teachers and the houses in the surrounding area. Fair Future has therefore decided to drill a deep well at the back of the school, and we have, thanks to our detection tools, found clean and clear water at a depth of almost 40 meters. A massive change for this community and the people who live nearby. Indeed, they will also be able to come and get water from this new deep well.

Other big challenges for our teams on the way to NTT

Other big challenges for our teams on the way to NTT

Notice of departure of the members of our field teams, for the following programs: The program water connections, clean & safe water in rural areas – Collection of data related to the living conditions of families in rural areas – Provide basic emergency care to all children, with a first aid kit for each school/village – Basic health and medical care in very remote areas – Improvement of logistical means in the event of emergencies and disasters – Start-up of the Program linked to our new deep well drilling rig. Fair Future Foundation and all the collaborators who make it live offer medical, social, educational, logistical, and infrastructural assistance to people affected by shortages, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. With Kawan Baik Indonesia, we operate in the most rural and ultra-peripheral areas of Indonesia. Fair Future in the field, these are teams made up of health professionals – all local -, logistics and administrative staff, also recruited locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence, and neutrality. We do not employ foreigners, we empower local resources and it is we who implement actions on the ground, without intermediaries. This is what makes Fair Future and Kawan Baik unique

We act like dowsers and their magic wands. And it works so well!

We act like dowsers and their magic wands. And it works so well!

“Dowsing” generally refers to the practice of using a forked stick, rod, pendulum, or similar device to locate groundwater. Although tools and methods vary widely, most dowsers probably still use the traditional forked stick, which can come from a variety of trees, including willow, peach, and witch hazel. Other dowsers like us with the foundation use an elaborate box system and electrical instruments. And it works, it’s amazing!