Tons of vital supplies have arrived in our Base Camp in East Sumba

Tons of vital supplies have arrived in our Base Camp in East Sumba

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Kawan: Alex Wettstein

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The April 15, 2021

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Extract | Movie | 8 tons of vital goods, drugs, medical supplies, food, filters, tents, 2 Genset, clothes etc.. has arrived in East Sumba to the Fair Future Foundation and Kawan Baik Indonesia Base Camps in Kambera (Lambanapu).

… 8 tons of vital goods, drugs, medical supplies, food, filters, tents, 2 Genset, clothes etc.. have arrived in East Sumba at the Fair Future Foundation and Kawan Baik Indonesia Base Camps in Kambera (Lambanapu).

Also tomorrow 16.04.21, a 2nd team composed by Kawan Gogon, Kawan Yosa and Kawan Alex, will join the first team in place to set up a program of medical care, food aid, find solutions so that drinking water is accessible and “map” the social and health situation in Sumba East. .

We encourage you to help them help more. Especially for drugs and access to drinking water here.

So many of you have already made a donation and this encourages us, gives us the strength and the resources, to put in place the necessary things (medical care, water and food), which the local communities are currently really lacking.

Thank you all for your support from the bottom of my heart.

The Fair Future Foundation team

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...to all of us here who are working in the field. You have a role to play, you can bring us your knowledge, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your words and your benevolence.

What are we doing in Rumah Kambera?

  • Covid-19 pandemic: Tests of the population, vaccinations, mapping of the situation, donation of healthy food, drinking water, information and prevention about the routes of contamination;
  • Medical and health care: Rumah Kambera welcomes patients with health problems every day. Our pharmacy and our on-site medical team can help people take care of themselves through the donation of medicines, vitamins and food supplements. The most common illnesses are related to lack of clean water, lack of healthy food, air pollution, joint and back problems, asthma, skin problems such as lipomas, fibroids, allergies, cancer;
  • Access to clean water and sanitary facilities: Construction of central water points, drilling of wells, toilets by type, showers, biological filtration and information on the water, commit to preserve it and use it in a healthy way for people;
  • Creation and construction of school infrastructures, schools, health centers so that each can have access to health care and to school;
  • Responses in the event of natural disasters (common in the region), reconstruction, preservation, emergency care, advanced first aid station, establishment of emergency medical care, distribution of food, water etc…;
  • Truck of Life program: Medical care, distribution of food, construction materials, transporting medical teams to the sites, picking up a sick or injured person to bring them to the hospital, etc…;
  • And all the other social, medical, infrastructural activities linked to the mission of the foundation in the field;

Water Connections Program

One of the Foundation’s tasks is to ensure equitable access to water in quantity and quality, in order to prevent disease and sustain lives. This is to reduce environmental health risks 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 putting in place safe hygiene practices to maximize the benefits for their communities.

The majority of communities with which Fair Future works struggle every day to have access to this fundamental right, which is why our actions for the year 2022 will be focused on creating access to water for these families, so that their health can improve, that they can grow food. But also offer them the opportunity to create an economic activity that will serve their living conditions.

.PDF | The Project Water Connection in MbinuDita here

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.

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.
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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Alexandre Wettstein

My Name is Alex Wettstein, CEO, President, founder of Fair Future Foundation. A Swiss and International official NGO (State Approved Foundation). I'm working as a volunteer, in the fields of health, education, access to drinking water, in South-East Asia, notably in Indonesia since 2010, I am married to Ayu Setia and we have 3 kids, Flavie, Elisa, and Atha.

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