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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.
Improving Nutrition with #WaterConnections in Laindatang

Improving Nutrition with #WaterConnections in Laindatang

#WaterConnections here in Laindatang was established for various reasons. Firstly, to improve the living conditions of the residents, promote better health, and combat issues of malnutrition and infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue, cholera, hepatitis, polio, and others.

But to combat malnutrition and unhealthy eating habits, it is essential to provide adequate knowledge. The residents here have no concept of what it means to eat healthily. As part of this program, for several months, Fair Future and Kawan Baik cook on-site, not only for our team of workers but also for the village workers, about 30 to 50 people each day. We categorically refuse to prepare unhealthy meals.

Instead, we educate them on new tastes, showing them what fresh vegetables like carrots, potatoes, cabbage, green vegetables, and corn look like, cooked in different ways. It is crucial for children's growth to have a healthy diet. Many of them travel kilometres to get to school, arriving tired, exhausted, and unable to concentrate.

Most of the time, they haven't eaten before leaving home. Additionally, they lack access to water. For us, nutrition is therefore one of the key pillars of this program, along with the prevention of infectious diseases.

Throughout the duration of the project, we focus on nutrition, in addition to preventing infectious diseases. We spend much time cooking for the villagers and teaching them the basics of a healthy diet. The #WaterConnections program is there for them, to offer them a better future and better health, as we believe that it is through clean water that we can accomplish almost anything.

Growing vegetables, generating income through their sale, this is what awaits us in the coming weeks as we cook for the school children every day, helping them adopt better eating habits. This is crucial for them because they represent the future generation, those who will outlive us.

Alex Wettstein – Fair Future Foundation medico-social camp in East Sumba – Rumah Kambera, Lambanapu – The 3rd of March 2024

Transforming Lives with Water and Nutrition in East Sumba

Transforming Lives with Water and Nutrition in East Sumba

Fair Future and Kawan Baik are revolutionizing community health through clean water and nutrition education in this project in laindatang. This transformative action is not just about providing meals; it is about teaching sustainable living, promoting well-being and fostering self-sufficiency. Join us to fight malnutrition, empower communities and pave the way to a healthier future. Find out how we make good health accessible to everyone, despite difficult circumstances.

Combatting Malnutrition and Disease is Our Mission

Combatting Malnutrition and Disease is Our Mission

Join us in our efforts to combat malnutrition and disease in the most rural areas. Fair Future and Kawan Baik have taken the initiative to bring positive change to the lives of people living in remote regions. We provide sustainable solutions to improve the nutrition and health of local communities. Our goal is to empower families, reduce infant mortality rates and create a better future for children. Let’s work together to make a meaningful difference!

15th Anniversary: A Decade and a Half of Action and Healing

15th Anniversary: A Decade and a Half of Action and Healing

Celebrate with us as we mark 15 years of the Fair Future Foundation’s unyielding commitment to providing essential medical care, clean water, and hope to rural communities in East Sumba. Founded by Alex Wettstein, our dedicated team has been at the forefront of combating infectious diseases, addressing hunger, and improving living conditions for the most vulnerable populations. Together, we can continue to make a meaningful impact and build a brighter future for those in need.

Battling Medication Shortage in East Sumba: A Day of Hope

Battling Medication Shortage in East Sumba: A Day of Hope

In East Sumba, there is a shortage of medication which has reached a critical level, almost bordering on a crisis. However, there is hope in the form of Fair Future and Kawan Baik’s medical care day. This initiative provided treatment to almost 200 patients and gave them a chance at living healthier lives. It is crucial that we continue to support and donate to this cause in order to combat this dire situation. The health of our communities depends on our collective action. Learn how you can contribute to this urgent cause.

Kawan Sehat: Transforming Healthcare in Rural Indonesia

Kawan Sehat: Transforming Healthcare in Rural Indonesia

Kawan Sehat healthcare workers are doing more than just transforming healthcare; they are saving lives in the most remote areas of Indonesia. These amazing women provide vital medical care, overcome obstacles, and challenge traditional gender roles in their communities. Watch their incredible journey of empowerment and innovation as they bring hope to those in desperate need of healthcare services. Let’s come together to celebrate the tremendous impact of the Kawan Sehat program on rural health and women’s leadership.

East Sumba Leap: Water Access & Sanitation Efforts Unite

East Sumba Leap: Water Access & Sanitation Efforts Unite

A crucial meeting took place in Waingapu, where a project called #WaterConnections Laindatang was launched. The project aims to provide clean water and sanitation in East Sumba, and it is a collaborative effort between communities, the state, and NGOs such as Fair Future and Kawan Baik. This project symbolizes a commitment to sustainable development and a healthier future. The project marks the 15th anniversary of Fair Future, highlighting the power of teamwork and shared objectives.

Empowering Emotions: #WaterConnections Phase 2 & 3 Unveiled

Empowering Emotions: #WaterConnections Phase 2 & 3 Unveiled

Our new "Picture of the Day" shows you Kawan Ino passionately describes how the upcoming #WaterConnections project's Phase 2 and 3 will profoundly transform the ultra-rural village of Laindatang. With this project, the village will soon have access to clean water, enabling its residents to lead healthier and more productive lives.

On January 17th, a remarkable event unfolded within the confines of one of Laindatang's six classrooms. Nearly 250 people gathered, including 76 eager students, their parents, and a multitude of village community members. The school's leadership, the school committee, and devoted teachers were also present. It was a day meticulously planned by Ino, Alex, Susan et Ayu to elucidate the intricacies of the #WaterConnections 2024 program within this village and school.

Our arsenal included a massive 20,000-watt PowerBank to power projector and display films, illustrations, and comprehensive plans for Phases 2 and 3 of the project. A rollercoaster of emotions transpired – tears, laughter, smiles, and sheer joy radiated through the room.

As captured in the photo, Kawan Ino le responsible des activités à Sumba Est meticulously explained the blueprint for Phases 2 and 3. This grand endeavour entails the construction of vast reservoirs, PVC pipelines crisscrossing the village, and the installation of solar panels to electrify the pumps and the school itself.

Laindatang, like many other communities in this region, grapples with extreme poverty, high malaria prevalence, infant mortality, and chronic malnutrition. Infectious diseases, particularly those tied to water, plague the residents daily. Our involvement over the past year and a half, primarily during Phase 1, has brought tangible improvements, but Phases 2 and 3 will herald an even more significant impact.

The amazing ability of water to transform health, personal growth, and well-being and promote peace is truly remarkable. We are working together to bring this essential resource to Laindatang, which will change many lives and leave a lasting impact on future generations. This project is more than just an initiative; it is a lifeline, a symbol of actions, and a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Please visit the website of the Fair Future Foundation to witness the impact of your support and contribute to this essential cause. Our collective efforts can bring the gift of life-giving water to the children of Laindatang and beyond. We appreciate your unswerving commitment to our mission.

Alex Wettstein – Fair Future Foundation medico-social camp in East Sumba – Rumah Kambera, Lambanapu, January 31st, 2024.

Child’s Heart Gesture: Hope in Clean Water Access

Child’s Heart Gesture: Hope in Clean Water Access

Our new "Picture of the Day" shows you a poignant snapshot of the #WaterConnections project in Laindatang, revealing our presence's profound impact on the lives of local children.

At the heart of this image, a young student from the school and village we work hard for forms a heart with his fingers, a simple but powerful gesture that symbolizes the happiness and hope our work brings to his school community. For more than a year, the Fair Future Foundation has been committed to an essential mission: radically transforming living and health conditions in this region.

The #WaterConnections project aims to introduce a fundamental but previously inaccessible resource to this child's village: clean water. His school, which houses six classes and nearly 80 students, is deprived of the most basic necessities: no water, no toilets, no sinks, no electricity, and a serious shortage of teaching materials and access to information.

Health Risks in a Water-Scarce Environment

Operating a school with 80 children without access to clean water, toilets, or handwashing facilities presents significant health risks. Such conditions foster the spread of infectious diseases, including diarrhoea, cholera, and parasitic infections, which are particularly devastating in young, developing bodies. The absence of these basic sanitary conditions impedes not only physical health but also the student's ability to learn, as illness leads to absenteeism and a decrease in academic performance.

Introducing six sanitary installations, eight handwashing stations, and a water point for students to access clean water for their long journeys back home represents a monumental shift. These improvements mean a drastic reduction in the spread of disease, enhanced personal hygiene, and the promotion of health education that extends beyond the school grounds into the community. Children can now focus on their studies without the constant threat of illness, and families can rest easier knowing their children have a safer learning environment.

The child's smile, captured in this photo, is far from insignificant. It reflects sincere joy and complicity with those who work to improve his life. It's a powerful reminder of the human impact of our work and a testament to the hope and positive change we can bring.

We are at a crucial point in our mission at Laindatang, and every contribution brings us closer to our goal. Whether it's drilling, building reservoirs, or installing sanitation, every donation makes a significant difference. We invite you to join us, support the #WaterConnections project, and be part of this vital transformation. Your generosity can literally change lives.

Visit the Fair Future Foundation website to see the impact of your support and contribute to this crucial cause. Together, we can make water, the source of life, a reality for the children of Laindatang and beyond. Thank you for your commitment to us.

Alex Wettstein – Fair Future Foundation medico-social camp in East Sumba – Rumah Kambera, Lambanapu, January 27th, 2024.

Hope Found Below: Alex’s 15-Year Journey

Hope Found Below: Alex’s 15-Year Journey

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of ultra-rural communities in Southeast Asia? Join us and explore Alex Wettstein’s 15-year journey with the Fair Future Foundation. Together, we can provide hope, clean water, healthcare, and transformation to those in need. Let’s make a real impact.