Select Page

Working Principles

Our actions are guided by medical ethics

Together, we offer assistance to people according to their real needs.

It doesn’t matter what country they are from, what religion they belong to, or what their political affiliations are. We prioritize those who are in the most serious and immediate danger.

Extract | Together, we offer assistance to people according to their real needs. It doesn't matter what country they are from, what religion they belong to, or what their political affiliations are. We prioritize those who are in the most serious and immediate danger. As you know, Fair Future for more than 15 years has been offering medical assistance to the most vulnerable people, those affected by epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. Over the years, the foundation has evolved a lot in its approaches to medical care. For example, access to clean, non-lethal water has become one of our top priorities because water is simply life.

The world shouldn’t have a border!

Fair Future and therefore a global movement active in the 4th largest country in the world!

Demonstrate independence

The decision to offer social, medical, educational and food aid is based on our needs assessment in collaboration with local authorities, regardless of political, economic, or religious interests. The independence of Fair Future is deeply rooted in the way we are funded.

Knowing that 99% of our donations come from individual private donors who give small amounts, it gives a lot of responsibility.

Therefore, Fair Future strives to freely assess needs, access populations without restriction, and directly provide the assistance that families, villages, and communities really need.

Demonstrate Neutrality

Fair Future and Kawan Baik do not take sides in political disputes and do not support the programs of political parties. We do an act of pure neutrality, but we allow to think and this, in a personal capacity only.

Sometimes Fair Future cannot access a region for military, political, or natural disaster-related matters. Even if we will do everything possible to be able to access it, sometimes access is simply refused to us because of insecurity, or because the main needs of the population are already covered.

We provide social, medical, food, logistical assistance to people affected by disasters, epidemics, or exclusion from healthcare. The Fair Future teams are made up of healthcare professionals, logistics and administrative staff, all recruited locally. Our actions, way of doing and thinking projects are guided by our code of ethics, common sense, the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

Witnesses and testimonies

Neutrality, on the other hand, is obviously not synonymous with silence. Our proximity to people in distress implies a duty to raise awareness of their fate in order to – ultimately – help improve their situation.

Fair Future and Kawan Baik seek at all times to draw attention to the needs and sufferings of individuals, families, and communities when access to vital needs such as medical care, food, and clean water is hindered.

While sometimes our teams can be witnesses to acts of violence (social, financial, political, physical, psychological …), we encourage them to talk about it by noting the absolute facts.

Likewise, when another organization or government, in response to a crisis, responds to that crisis in an abusive manner, it is the duty of Fair Future and Kawan Baik to report these facts.

Demonstrate transparency and accountability

Fair Future and Kawan Baik assume and are responsible for reporting our actions to our beneficiaries and donors. We want to be absolutely transparent about the choices we make, but we cannot fight on equal terms with political or governmental decisions linked to new laws. Also, we fight all forms of corruption, but we cannot endanger the members of our teams. Therefore and if we find ourselves in an impasse, we must accept and do our best, open a dialogue and find a favourable outcome.

At all times, Fair Future and Kawan Baik conduct evaluations, critical reviews, and debates on our field practices, and our positioning with the public on broader social, human, and humanitarian issues. These evaluations are necessary and very constructive in order to improve what we have done, plan to do, and are doing today.

Give for Fair Future programs

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.

**Click here to make a donation

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.

**Click here to make a donation

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!

**Click here to make a donation

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.

**Click here to make a donation

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.

**Click here to make a donation

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.

**Click here to make a donation

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.

**Click here to make a donation

You don't have access to e-banking?

Sometimes, it is not possible to make a donation via modern solutions, by what is called "e-banking".

From then on, you can participate in one of our projects or programs by making a bank transfer, via one of our two bank accounts in Switzerland.

**Click here to make a donation

Antimicrobial resistances. What happens when drugs stop working?

Bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other microbes are constantly changing to ensure their survival, we have seen this with variants of influenza, COVID-10, etc. Some have adapted so well to medical treatment that the drugs commonly used for preventing or killing them are no longer effective. These microbes cause drug-resistant infections. Their ability to survive the drugs used against them is called antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In the case of bacterial pathogens, for which antibiotics are the most common and important drugs available for treatment, this is called antibiotic resistance (ABR). We mustn’t wait until it’s too late to tackle this major health challenge.

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.

Fair Future and Kawan Baik change the nature of water

Clean water is life, health, food, leisure, energy… Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. It is in water that life on Earth began, so it is not surprising that all living things on our blue planet need water. Water is indeed many things: it is a vital need, a home, a local and global resource, a transport corridor, a climate regulator. And, over the past two centuries, it has become the end of the journey for many pollutants released into nature and a newly discovered mine rich in minerals to exploit. To continue enjoying the benefits of clean water and healthy oceans and rivers, we must fundamentally change the way we use and treat water.

There will always be people who live too far away, we are here to help them!

There are no toilets here, everyone practices open defecation. Furthermore, no one has direct access to water of any kind, and no access to a source of clean, drinkable water. Fair Future and Kawan Baik Foundations are changing that with the #waterconnections program, but there will always be people who live even further than far. We meet those people, all those families that we don’t forget. Thanks to all of you and our teams who are there, on the ground at the time of writing this line, they will also have access to one of our solutions, a borehole, a reservoir connected to the network…

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.

Magic works, construction continues, people are happy, there is water!

Having clean water close to home is a real challenge that Fair Future and Kawan Baik have taken on, so that the more than 2,200 villagers of Mbinudita can have clean water in their homes for the first time in their lives. This is so that everyone’s life is healthier, happier on all fronts, clearly more harmonious. Even if it is very hard physically, sometimes morally because we are isolated from everything and everyone, there is not a day during which we are not happy to be able to work within the framework of this immense project, one of the largest ever conducted by the Swiss foundation and its Indonesian twin sister, Kawan Baik Indonesia foundation.

Without or with very little water and food, it is very difficult to go to school!

Go to school, learn, concentrate, walk… All this with little water and food! This is the challenge faced by thousands of kids, their teachers and families. Not having enough water when you are a child, sometimes having to walk several kilometres to get to school. Not having enough to eat, not being able to wash. The difficulties of the teachers, their testimonies are revealing of the food, economic and access to water crisis which the children and their families have to face every day of their lives. Fair Future and Kawan Baik try to respond in the best possible way to these vital problems. Avoid malnutrition, improve health, provide access to a source of clean water so that children can go to school and learn in the best possible conditions.

Lifestyle habits: “-Because we’ve been doing it for a long time”

Pollution of streams and natural springs and everywhere. It is rare to find still pure sources whose water is not dangerous for health. Fair Future, within the framework of its prevention programs and access to better health, meets people from the most rural and poor regions of this immense country, offers affordable, simple and understandable solutions for all. At the same time, we are building clean water networks, we are drilling deep wells to provide access to quality water, in quantity, to families, children and vulnerable people.

The Water Crisis in Indonesia – Focus in Napu, Wunga, Sumba Timur

Drinking contaminated water can lead to serious health problems. Cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, scabies, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma, typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, hepatitis, malnutrition and poliomyelitis, significant metabolic fatigue causing disorders of all vital systems, to death.
In the long term, consumption of water loaded with heavy metals, pesticides, nitrates and other chemical components such as arsenic are likely to cause serious congenital malformations in newborns: Limb deformation, hydro-encephalitis and other physical or mental disabilities.

Water Connections, the ongoing project on the MbinuDita Site

Where are we with MbinuDita’s Water Connections project? What are the funds that we have already collected, those that we have already invested in this vital project like never before for more than 2000 people without access to clean water? We present to you via a small infographic what we have already done, what remains to be done and the schedule for the next steps.

FFF Base Camp NTT, East Sumba

This page link: Working Principles

Your feedback is valuable to us & our work

Thanks for your feedback, we will always get back to you!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

FEATURED

Your donations finance the programs initiated by Fair Future. A nail, a screw, a roof, drinking water, healthy meals, minor surgery, medical care, school notebooks, shoes, a solar lamp and so many other things every year.

255k

Patients, women, children, families who have received benefits

CHF.450k

Invested in social, medical, logistical programs in rural areas

Millions

Liters of clean, non-lethal water found and offered to people

225k

Hours of work donated in support of the projects

In 2022

in 2022? More patients, more projects, more requests!

Fair Future Foundation

Annual report 2020

Other big challenges for our teams on the way to NTT

Notice of departure of the members of our field teams, for the following programs: The program water connections, clean & safe water in rural areas – Collection of data related to the living conditions of families in rural areas – Provide basic emergency care to all children, with a first aid kit for each school/village – Basic health and medical care in very remote areas – Improvement of logistical means in the event of emergencies and disasters – Start-up of the Program linked to our new deep well drilling rig. Fair Future Foundation and all the collaborators who make it live offer medical, social, educational, logistical, and infrastructural assistance to people affected by shortages, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. With Kawan Baik Indonesia, we operate in the most rural and ultra-peripheral areas of Indonesia. Fair Future in the field, these are teams made up of health professionals – all local -, logistics and administrative staff, also recruited locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence, and neutrality. We do not employ foreigners, we empower local resources and it is we who implement actions on the ground, without intermediaries. This is what makes Fair Future and Kawan Baik unique

Understand our work
& the challenges we face

Fair Future Charter

Fair Future Foundation is a Swiss and international Foundation.

The foundation is mainly composed of social and medical staff, agents of the health sector, and pioneers in their particular fields such as Access to water, renewable energies, and is also open to all other professions that can contribute to the achievement of its objectives. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

The men and women working for or with the foundation undertake to respect their professional ethics and to maintain total independence with regard to any political, economic, or religious power.

The Swiss foundation and its local partners come to the aid of populations in distress, victims of natural or man-made disasters. They do so without distinction of race, religion, creed, or political convictions.

Fair Future observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claims full freedom in the exercise of its functions.

As volunteers brought to work with the foundation understand the risks and dangers of the missions they accomplish and do not claim for themselves or their beneficiaries any other form of remuneration than that which the foundation might be able to grant them.