Indonesia

Providing Clean Water in Indonesia

In rural Indonesia, finding and obtaining water often means spending valuable time walking several miles while carrying heavy containers. When people have access to clean water, it not only gives them back their time, it increases their overall health and well-being. Combining that with gospel-centered devotions and education on water storage and best sanitation practices shows people that God is not only the healer of our bodies but also the healer of our souls.

Impact

4,200 people served

Service

450 local volunteers

Health

45 water tanks and 55 toilets built

Ari's Story

Our clean water projects are always centered around the gospel. Discover what clean water can do for kids like Ari and their whole village.

How it works

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Partner with local believers

Understanding the unique needs of a village requires a certain amount of trust. Our partnerships with the local Lutheran churches open the door for conversations that build friendships and allow real discussions to take place. By listening to the local leaders, we evaluate how best to meet people’s earthly and spiritual needs together. And by using resources readily available in their community or in the nearest town, we are able to co-construct water and sanitation solutions that are replicable and sustainable.

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Work alongside community members

Working alongside community members allows us to ensure that proper health and sanitation practices are well understood and able to be followed. Clean water storage and sanitation only work if people understand the value and purpose of having such tools and practices. By bringing in visiting volunteers to educate the community, we are able to demonstrate the need for maintaining proper sanitation, show people how they can keep these practices going in their homes, and also provide them with the training needed to maintain and repair their new water and sanitation solutions.

“The water program brings a lot of benefits and it blesses many people. When people see things like this, they see the goodness of God through the blessings they receive.”

- Andi Local Volunteer

In the Indonesian village of Tunua, there lives a widow named Ibu Eny. Despite her four grown children not living nearby, she remains close to her local Lutheran Church. Ibu Eny is a woman of strong faith...

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The Widow of Tunua

Coral Cady Metcalfe10/10/2023 11:30:13 AM

In the Indonesian village of Tunua, there lives a widow named Ibu Eny. Despite her four grown children not living nearby, she remains close to her local Lutheran Church. Ibu Eny is a woman of strong faith who enjoys attending church services and participating in various activities with her church family.

 

 

Impact Results

Read our latest Impact Snapshot to see how our Water Storage & Sanitation Solutions program is changing the lives of people living in rural Indonesia. 

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