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Teachers provide primary medical care

The magic of this "Primary Medica Care" program? It's just that it's unique in the world and it works. The first batch of sixty teachers who have followed the training in primary medical care in rural areas, tell us about their "exploits" and their work as rescuers. They take confidence in themselves it is the most important, and we note it. Medical care is given to children of sick or injured adults. Lives are being saved.

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.

Assist with access to clean water in Praiwora

Assist with access to clean water in Praiwora

As part of the #waterconnections project, the Fair Future and Kawan Baik foundations have received several requests for help related to socio-medical projects, including a significant number related to access to clean water from local communities and rural villages. Some of these requests come to us directly from local authorities in East Sumba. For this Kambajawa – Praiwora project, Fair Future received this request now from our friend, the Regent of East Sumba, Mr Khristofel Praing. Kawan Khris asked us to see what we could do to help this village and these families in Praiwora who have not had access to water for almost five years.

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.

Building healthy sanitation facilities in rural areas

Building healthy sanitation facilities in rural areas

We are building safe and healthy sanitation facilities for these reasons: Ending defecation in the open rather than in toilets will have “transformational benefits” for the most vulnerable people in East Sumba. Open defecation is when people defecate in the open -for example, in fields, forests, bushes, lakes and rivers rather than toilets. We find that of the hundreds of thousands of people who practice open defecation, 91% live in rural areas. An increase in the population of the regions in which we work leads to a localized increase in open defecation.

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