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The Truck of Life Project, to go where no one goes!

To go where no one nerver goes!

The Truck of Life is an essential element of our responses on site – It allows us to go where no one goes!

Since 2011, Fair Future has been offering solutions for access to education, medical care, water, electricity, built schools or clinics in the most remote places.

Extract | Fair Future and Kawan Baik Foundations are activating the "Truck of Life" program! This truck aims to go where no one is going, to provide food, water, solutions for better health, medical care, books, and learning materials, but also the equipment that the foundation needs on-site... In the most inaccessible territories, live thousands of people who do not have access to the most basic needs in order to ensure them a healthier life, or basic medical care, access to drinking water so as not to be ill, or a source of light for reading or studying for children. The Truck of Life program allows us to provide medical care and take children or even a doctor or dentist to the nearest town. Truck Of Life allows us to bring equipment, food, drinking water to wherever no one goes while ensuring the safety of our volunteers and specialized collaborators.

For many years, our teams and specialists have tried to do without a suitable vehicle either by using scooters or by renting trucks or off-road cars.

Today, the foundation has made the decision to acquire its proper vehicle so that it can increase its logistical resilience, the safety of its staff, and the responses to the problems experienced by the communities of these ultra-peripheral and very rural areas.

Go there, to their homes where no one ever goes

Without saying that “the majority of children could be cared for at home by their families”, it is an established fact that Fair Future seeks above all. Or idealize! Take care of yourself in your village, in your house.

This brings us directly to talking about medical centers here. Where we are active, care in a medical center is non-existent, too expensive, or simply closed for lack of personnel or medical equipment, drugs. Sometimes a medical center does not or no longer have access to water, or the people working there are no longer paid by the region or state.

The problem that Fair Future faces very often is that certain regions and villages are sometimes impossible to access, hence the creation of the “Truck of Life” program, which allows us to go wherever nobody goes.

Providing care in the villages is therefore essential. This strategy can result in cure rates of over 90% and reduce referral to non-existent hospital care.

What is the “Truck of life”, what is it for, where is it to go, and who is it for?

  • This truck increase our logistical and human resilience and no longer have to search for hours for a means of transporting food, essential goods for our activities on the sites;
  • This truck transport the suffering, especially children from rural villages who do not have access to medical care. In an emergency, we must regularly organize a visit to one of the few specialist doctors in the City, sometimes more than 5 hours away;
  • This truck reduce travel times because the sites on which we are involved are very far from each other, notably from our Base Camp located in Waingapu;
  • This truck makes us able to work and develop projects carried out in the territories of the East (East Sumba) by the Fair Future Foundation Indonesia in a more logical and efficient way;
  • This truck allows us to reach remote villages, using the only roads to reach them. Stony, muddy, steep paths flooded in the rainy season;
  • This truck  avoid us having to use two wheels to move around these rural and poor areas, preventing us from transporting material and equipment;
  • This truck makes us able to project ourselves into the development of projects in terms of logistics above all. Because owning our own vehicle is the best option given our involvement for years in Indonesia and the foundation’s activities in East Sumba;
  • This truck allows us not to rent a private vehicle and driver. The sites that our staff must visit most of the time each day involve several hours of travel in the vehicles we rent;
  • This truck ensure the safety of our teams in the field because many of our employees have already fallen and been injured while using their scooters;
  • This truck makes us saving money on the internal travel budget of our medico-social teams. The latter so far is too important and therefore we have to find a long term solution;
  • This truck makes us feel freer, to gain independence, to be able to concentrate no longer on basic questions such as: “-How to get to the school site or the village …”, but on concrete actions namely: “-What should we bring there in order to finish the project?”

Transport our teams, our volunteers in safety and shelter from bad weather… The foundation’s other projects are access to water for villages, offer solutions for access to electricity and renewable energies, first aid kits per school and village, as well as educational and medical activities. and social. like “Photo Sumba Stories” which is coming to an end and which we will renew in favor of women in rural areas linked to an empowerment program dedicated to them.

We would also like to thank you for giving us the means to improve our security, our logistical resilience and to participate concretely in the implementation of the foundation’s programs in the most rural regions of this vast territory in which we are involved.

We thank you very much for your help and also for allowing us to go to places where hardly anyone can help.

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Donate to programs initiated by Fair Future and Kawan Baik Indonesia, and be on the ground with us. We are committed to ensuring that as many people as possible have access to a better and healthier life. We are focusing on creating solutions for sanitation and access to drinking water and clean water, sanitationaccess to energy sources, access to school and knowledge, access to medical care (basic and emergency care), especially for children, healthy food, women's rights, and minorities living in rural and ultra peripheral areas.

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Give for Water Connections Program

Fair Future works every day to improve the living conditions of rural communities in eastern Indonesia.

One of the Foundation's tasks is to ensure equitable access to water in quantity and quality, in order to prevent diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and poliomyelitis. With, for children and vulnerable people, a high mortality rate., and maintain lives and livelihoods. This is to reduce environmental risks to health, by managing sanitation safely and with dignity. Still, the foundation seeks to involve women and men in the management of water resources, in sanitation by the implementation of safe hygiene practices in order to maximize the benefits for their communities.

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Give for Basic medical care

Whether it is to fight against famine, diseases linked to the lack of clean water, the lack of sanitation system, the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, respiratory diseases linked to air pollution, tuberculosis, or any other form of recurrent illness, Fair Future does what it can to best help populations in need.

Help us to provide us with medicines, medical equipment, logistics, my indispensable faith also to get us where no one ever goes. Help us to heal, to give a better life, to help us to save lives!

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Give for 1st emergency relief

Fair Future teams intervene to provide care, including in situations of social and natural disasters, how and why we adapt our activities to each. We have developed emergency actions that have been implemented in the fields of health, access to drinking water, food, and medical care, and have coordinated a multitude of actions since their different medico-social Base Camps. Our teams of professionals fight every day against epidemics and serious illnesses, due to lack of water, food, hygiene, and care for children or pregnant women and vulnerable people.

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Give for Rumah Kambera

Fair Future and Kawan Baik Indonesia Foundation incorporate in all its choices and decisions taken in the context of its actions and field programs, the notions of risks for communities, what is good or bad for them, for people, children, and villages. And for years, we have for mission to develop, support, and create humanitarian programs and actions linked to education, training, and medical care. This is why Fair Future and Kawan Baik Indonesia have created Rumah Kambera, our Base Camp in the Eastern part of Indonesia.

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Give for Rebuild MbinuDita program

After building a new school, bigger, stronger, with materials resistant to storms, bad weather, earthquakes, Fair Future and Kawan Baik, as part of the program, we named “Rebuild MbinuDita “, continue to provide basic things for the lives of thousands of people there.

The program “Rebuild MbinuDita” is to give access to clean water to all the inhabitants of the community, but also to medical care, to healthy food through the creation of organic gardens. These activities have no other objectives than to increase the quality of their life, to provide better health to people (especially children, vulnerable people, pregnant women), access to health and medical care, and for people to be able to increase their income.

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Give for The Truck of Life Program

In the most inaccessible territories, live thousands of people who do not have access to the most basic needs in order to ensure them a healthier life, or basic medical care, access to drinking water so as not to be ill, or a source of light for reading or studying for children.

The Truck of Life program allows us to provide medical care and take children or even a doctor or dentist to the nearest town. Truck Of Life allows us to bring equipment, food, and drinking water to wherever no one goes while ensuring the safety of our volunteers and specialized collaborators.

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Massive pest attacks that destroy all crops and starve the people

In East Sumba, for several days now, grasshoppers have been destroying all crops, vegetable gardens, soybeans, and corn. For three years, it has come back regularly. During high population years, they feed and severely damage almost all crops, trees, shrubs, and vegetable gardens. We are in contact with the most affected populations who tell us how the fruit of their work, their fields But also their garden, are totally destroyed in a few minutes. The impact is enormous for these poor families since their income is not enough to buy food. Rice in particular is expensive, therefore corn harvests are very important and vital for families. A new trade is in the process of being born: The sale of grasshoppers by the kilo; this is in order to eat and be nourished. The price is IDR. 5,000,000.- per kilo, i.e. less than 50 cents.

Water is when we don’t have it that we realise how important it is!

Water we do not realize how important it is when we have access to it like that, by opening a simple tap and sometimes forgetting to close it. Water is when we don’t have it that we realize how important it is, how vital it is for our everyday life. So for a moment, let’s try to imagine what our life could be like without water. And if we have access to it, that this water is not consumable! This is what the families experience here, the children of all these villages in which Fair Future works almost 24 hours a day. The health of people, the prevention of diseases, the reduction of infant mortality, offering a better quality of life, food every day, a shower every day and for everyone are just a few aspects that oblige us to work and develop. innovative and sustainable solutions, relating to access to water in quantity and quality for families in the poorest and rural regions.

Tuberculosis incidence in Indonesia in relation to the COVID pandemic!

The annual risk of TB infection in Southeast Asia is 1-2.5%, representing an upward trend for the region. In Indonesia, there are roughly 500,000 new cases of TB annually and 175,000 attributable deaths. Tuberculosis is the second major killer of adults after cardiovascular disease and the deadliest pathogen out of all communicable diseases. In global terms, there are one billion people infected with tuberculosis at any one time. Eight million new cases are reported annually with three million attributable deaths. However, despite these grim figures and without the influence of consistent treatment and immunization, its incidence is not as high as it was in the 20th century. The problem now is that with inadequate and inconsistent treatment regimes, a pool of persistent sputum-positive cases is being created!

Medical assistance – Malaria in Indonesia, what we are doing?

Risk is present throughout the country, excluding urban areas, and excluding the areas specified: J akarta, Surabaya, Denpasar (Bali), and other large cities are risk-free, including the beach resorts in southern Bali. Sporadic cases of malaria in travelers have been reported from rural areas of Java, Bali (Padangbai area), Bintan, and Lombok islands. The WHO data does not take into account the situation in eastern Indonesia, which is linked to the lack of existing data. Nevertheless, malaria in the regions of Flores, Sumba Timur and Kupang is important in rural villages.

Rumah Kambera, the last few months on the site!

Rumah Kambera, some pictures taken during the last 6 weeks. A job 18 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to give the best of ourselves to all those who have great needs in the regions of eastern Indonesia. The foundation develops and implements actions in eastern Indonesia (NTT) and notably in East Sumba. To do so, we decided to coordinate our actions from what is now; “The Fair Future Base Camp” in the eastern regions of the country. In a village near Waingapu called Lambanapu. Rumah Kambera is its name. This -house- is a place of coordination of all our socio-medical, educational activities in favor of children, women, and communities in rural and peripheral regions where access to water, electricity, education, or healthcare is almost non-existent.

Dengue fever cases still on the rise despite the seasonal change

The COVID-19 epidemic has not slowed the onset of seasonal dengue fever across the country. The country has been battling dengue fever since early this year, at a time when state resources have been spent on curbing the COVID-19 outbreak. The similarities between dengue fever and COVID-19 symptoms have also complicated efforts to mitigate the annual spike in cases. The island of Java has contributed the highest average number of dengue hemorrhagic fever cases each year. In recent years, Bali and Borneo (Kalimantan) have had the highest incidence.

Assistance to people in case of malnutrition problems

Social consequences of malnutrition. Undernourished children have weaker immune systems and are thus more susceptible to infections and illnesses. Long-term insufficient nutrient intake and frequent infections can cause stunting, whose effects in terms of delayed motor and cognitive development are largely irreversible.

Medical Assistance for Children’s in pandemic time

Fair Future notes that children are certainly the most affected by the indirect impact of the pandemic than by the viral infection itself. Indeed, we have noticed that the COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the health of children, but through the increase in poverty, the loss of education and the closure of schools -here in Indonesia the closure of schools since March 2020-, food insecurity, violence as well as increased pressure on health systems and reduced access to personal health care services.

Rumah Kambera Base Camp – Covid-19 fight and Clean Water updates

Management of the pharmacy, water supply, Covid-19 program, infrastructures, and day-to-day organizations.
Facing the crisis linked to the pandemic, the lack of water and vital resources, managing the organizational structure in order to optimize the social and medical assistance that we offer. The 24 hours that a day counts are not enough to do everything!

Covid-19 fight – Free vaccination day for 500 registered people – 26.09.21.

Vaccination is still not accessible to everyone! Fair Future and Kawan Baik Indonesia, in collaboration with Denpasar City Youth Organization, Denpasar City Covid Task Force, Health Office, Social Service, and several medical personnel volunteers, have the opportunity to be able to carry out free vaccinations. This day of free vaccination will be held on September 26, 2021, at Rumah Sanur Creative Hub, Fair Future Foundation and Kawan Baik Indonesia foundations Base camp in Denpasar.

Common diseases we work on

Tuberculosis in Indonesia: A social disease affects the poorest communities, those living in difficult conditions. There are hundreds of thousands of new cases in Indonesia, such as HIV, which is not often mentioned here!

Dengue virus infection: DENV is a real major cause of acute febrile illness here. In the most affected regions, mortality is very high & affects the most vulnerable. Especially for those who do not have access to medical care.

Malaria and the vulnerable: Every year, malaria kills thousands of people in Indonesia, in all regions, even the richest. 70% of all deaths are children under five, and affect people and families who cannot access medical care.
Antimicrobial resistances. In here, this is a real health emergency, almost all drugs are available over the counter! This scourge turns simple wounds and easily treatable diseases into causes of death.
Air pollution and health: Plastic that burns, everywhere! Air pollution is responsible for almost 50% of mortality here. Dioxins, furans, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls are highly toxic!
Malnutrition and famine: Malnutrition causes serious illnesses where we are! The phenomenon, creating a vicious cycle of starvation & disease. This is a major problem in which we deal with!

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