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.
1,025 people served
310+ local volunteers
25+ sanitation units built
In rural Indonesia, we work with local communities to discover and create sustainable solutions that bring clean water, improved sanitation practices, and the gospel to even more people.
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.
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.
Reza's village in rural Indonesia had only four months each year to collect all the water they would need for the following eight months. Each day, Reza and his siblings would walk more than 45 minutes to gather water. They did this multiple times each day. Going to school was not an option. But then, Kingdom Workers local volunteers arrived and brought something that would change everything for Reza and other families living in rural Indonesia. See what happened and how Reza's life was changed for the better. READ MORE