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Preamble and short information: Through these small articles illustrated by an image gallery, we discover who we are, how we work and with whom. Children from rural villages, their parents, families and communities welcome us every day that God does. Our two foundations meet thousands of people from the most challenging regions of Indonesia. People show us their lives, their wounds, their difficulties, their joys and their sorrows, and their work. The lack of everything sometimes. The lack of food, water, medical care, state aid, and so many other problems that our two organizations try to respond to every day. All images are taken by Kawan Baik Indonesia, Fair Future and their teams on the ground. Thank you for your attention.
Consuming unsafe water can look like this!

Consuming unsafe water can look like this!

In these few images taken at the end of October 2022, in a village in East Sumba, more than a hundred people have access to this unique water source. A well was dug by hand more than ten years ago and is almost always dry. People have to queue to get a few litres of water that is totally unfit for consumption and dangerous to their health.

New complete and healthy sanitary facilities in Ritta, East Sumba

New complete and healthy sanitary facilities in Ritta, East Sumba

We do not stop; the teams of Fair Future and Kawan Baik foundations have already built, as part of the #waterconnections project, site of #mbinudita #sdmbinudita, more than thirty (30) tanks of more than 6000 litres, six ( 6) complete sanitary facilities including two toilets, showers, laundry washing and water collection point. More than 10,000 meters of PVC pipes have been buried, connecting all these installations. We still have a lot of work to do. It’s intense activity.

Water Connections from the sky – 04 October 2022

Water Connections from the sky – 04 October 2022

The health burden of poor-quality water is enormous, and providing clean water to such a large population is a considerable challenge. Indonesia, particularly the east of this immense country, is characterized by a non-uniformity in the level of awareness and socio-economic development. Therefore, our two foundations do what they can. These few images are taken from the sky and show you what this major project consists of, Water Connections: Drinking water and sanitation for 2,500 people.

Water Connections program, the work of teams in the field

Water Connections program, the work of teams in the field

The past few weeks have been hectic for all of us here in East Sumba. What a titanic job we are all doing with the help of our friends, the villagers, and members of the rural communities of Mbinudita. The nights are short, and the days are very long and hot too. Imagine, friends, it’s almost 40ยฐ, and we work under a blazing sun, which almost anaesthetizes us if we don’t hydrate ourselves enough.

Building two new Water Tank – East Sumba, Mbinudita

Building two new Water Tank – East Sumba, Mbinudita

In these few images, the teams of Kawan Baik Indonesia and Fair Future Foundation, with the help of volunteers from the village, are building two new Ferro-cement tanks of more than 6000 litres, which in a few weeks will provide clean water to a group of houses. In all, a good thirty families here in the village of #Mbinudita, where our #sdmbinudita school is located.

The drilling of the first well in Mbinudita, East Sumba

The drilling of the first well in Mbinudita, East Sumba

The procedure for drilling the first well in Mbinudita as part of the Water Connections project. A work of Titan in insane conditions. Three weeks of life on site in the rain, working around the clock to reach a relatively deep water table since clean, clear and healthy water is found at a depth of just over 60m.

Living without toilets and without water, Fair Future is changing that

Living without toilets and without water, Fair Future is changing that

We are in the process of completing new clean water tanks and new sanitation facilities in Mbinudita. Our teams are on-site with the help of the entire local community, women, men and children who help us in this work. These infrastructures are made of Ferro-cement, like all the others, with the difference that we give the possibility to the villagers to choose the type of construction. Once again, this type of collaboration works wonders on site because it allows everyone to learn and work.

Drinking and eating better thanks to water connections

Drinking and eating better thanks to water connections

For months, Fair Future has noticed a fundamental change in habits in families who benefit from the โ€œWater Connectionsโ€ program. Gardens are created. People eat better, drink more, have more energy and are less ill. This observation fills us with joy and comforts us in our choices and decisions. Access to better health has always been the foundation’s primary mission, and healing people just by giving them water is incredible for us.

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.

Rumah Kambera, our Medico-Social Base Camp

Rumah Kambera, our Medico-Social Base Camp

Rumah Kambera is the centre of life for all those who work hard in eastern Indonesia. We implement planned programs such as health and medical care for all, the Water Connections programme, access to first aid care for children, and disaster relief planning. Our teams are always ready to receive anyone who would ask for help or support. It is also the centre of thoughts of a whole team that imagines the projects of tomorrow: A borehole here, the construction of infrastructure there. A place where we live, eat, sleep from time to time, and also laugh.

The 2nd sanitary facility of the village is almost finished

The 2nd sanitary facility of the village is almost finished

Although access to clean water continues to be a problem, it isn’t easy to ensure it is safe. In this sense, Fair Future is putting in place measures to ensure that it is sustainable. By tests, of course, filtration systems that use elements present in nature. But also, and above all, the education of users on “how to keep the installation clean and in optimal working order” is part of the “water Connections” program. On the other hand, it should be noted that individual practices also play an essential role in determining the quality of the water that we make available to the villagers here in East Sumba.

We create water connections, look…

We create water connections, look…

The first idea was to treat people at the source of their health problems because our medical teams and us allow the expression: “-We were a little tired of giving medicine with a glass of inedible water. …”. And as we have told you many times before, the vast majority of patients who come to us are primarily because of the poor quality of the water they use. But also because they simply don’t have enough or no water.

The 1st toilets of the village are almost finished

The 1st toilets of the village are almost finished

Sanitary facilities, showers, toilets, a wastewater collection tank… This was a pilot project for the foundation. Today it is something normal. How do we build healthy, ecological, environmentally friendly sanitary facilities using mainly local materials (apart from sand, iron and cement)? How not to waste the water we found by drilling so deep here in Mbinudita? Where had drilling never been attempted? How to reuse wastewater to be able to water the gardens, the plants, and the vegetables that do so much good to and improve the lives of everyone here? It was a challenge, but it is now a reality.

Pest outbreaks in East Sumba

Pest outbreaks in East Sumba

In East Sumba, for several months now (and for years), grasshoppers have been destroying all crops, vegetable gardens, soybeans, and corn. For three years, it has come back regularly. They feed and severely damage almost all crops, trees, shrubs, and vegetable gardens during high population. We are in contact with the most affected populations who tell us how the fruit of their work and garden are destroyed in a few minutes. The impact is enormous for these poor families since their income is insufficient to buy food. Rice, in particular, is expensive. Therefore corn harvests are significant and vital for families.

Truck of Life goes everywhere almost no one goes

Truck of Life goes everywhere almost no one goes

The truck of Life is so important… It allows us to go where almost no one ever goes. To meet people who have unexpected problems. To provide medical care, to take children or even a doctor or dentist to the nearest town. Truck of Life allows us to bring equipment, food, and drinking water where no one goes while ensuring the safety of our volunteers and specialized collaborators. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of people live in the most inaccessible territories who do not have access to the most basic needs to ensure a healthy life: No access to medical care, drinking water, or a light source for children to read or study.