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Right to have an access to water

In Indonesia about 100 Mio people have lack access to water or sanitation

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Water is a matter of concern to us at the Fair Future Foundation: Unsafe drinking water is a major cause of diarrhoeas, which is the 2nd leading killer of children under 5 in the country and accounts for about 20% of child deaths /year. It is also essential for safe food, cleaning wounds, hygiene in general or to avoid diseases and transmission.

Indonesia’s water and sanitation crisis Water and Sanitation

Together, we can prevent disease and sustains lives and livelihoods

It’s too easy to forget what miracle water is. In wealthy countries, clean, safe drinking water is so abundant and readily available that we just take it for granted. Access to drinking water is a fundamental human right.

Yet billions of poor people around the world still face the daily challenge of accessing safe water sources, spending countless hours in line or traveling long distances and coping with the effects. on the health of the use of contaminated water.

Millions of people fall ill or die every day because they are forced to do without these most basic services. Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people each year than all forms of violence, including war, making it one of the world’s most pressing health problems.

Situation in Indonesia

With a population of 264 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and claims Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The capital, Jakarta, continues to expand as an international hub; however, rural communities and residents of informal settlements in urban areas struggle in terms of poor health and infrastructure. For many households, water sources are distant, contaminated or expensive, and household sanitation is unaffordable.

Nearly 28 million Indonesians lack safe water and 71 million lack access to improved sanitation facilities. Fortunately, there is a growing microfinance sector serving low-income households across the country, and they are recognizing that financing for water supply and sanitation is a growing need.

In Indonesia and around the world, people are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, and millions are striving to endure this crisis with an added challenge. They lack access to life’s most critical resource – water. Now more than ever access to safe water is critical to the health of families in Indonesia.

Indonesia

268.2 MILLION

POPULATION

28 million

Lack access to safe water

71 million

people lack access to improved sanitation

13%

of the total population lives on less than $3.20/day

The costs of unsafe water

  • 2.2 billion people do not have access to drinking water at home.
  • 2.3 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines.
  • Worldwide, over 80% of all wastewater returns to the environment untreated.
  • Every day, more than 800 children under the age of five die from diarrhoea caused by dirty water.
  • 700 million people around the world could be displaced by severe water scarcity by 2030.

Water is a matter of concern to us at the Fair Future Foundation: Our humanitarian responses, our campaigns, and our long-term initiatives to help families improve their incomes, reduce their vulnerability to disasters, and defend their rights.

Our job is to ensure equitable access to water in quantity and quality, which prevents disease and sustains lives and livelihoods; reduce environmental health risks by managing sanitation safely and with dignity; and involving women and men in water and sanitation resource management and safe hygiene practices to maximize benefits for their communities.

Water is like a miracle for some people!

How can we do this?

We propose to build a solar water pump. This sustainable project will guarantee the villages constant, effective, and sustainable access to drinking water. The crowdfunding campaign online is about IDR. 65,000,000.- / $4,500.- for one full installation, and is calculated on the basis of known successful projects in the villages of Napu and Palanggai.

If another “access to water* project is realized, it will allow men, women, and children to devote more time and energy to their education and their economy. With your help, we can help the people of a village in East Sumba, access clean water and save hours per day – imagine what this time saved could bring them on a socio-economic level. Together, we can contribute to easier access to clean water and help break the cycle of poverty.

Thank you very much for your concrete help and your love, to offer a bright future to many people and their families, communities also!