Located in South Sulawesi, Indonesia,
Global Hope Network International (GHNI), in partnership with Lembaga Baji Tonji and CTT have been working to bring transformation as Mawa villagers work to address water shortages, reduce preventable diseases, create new streams of income for the community and increase education opportunities for children in their village.
Key Performance Objectives/Impact Indices: (S.M.A.R.T) desired outcomes listed. S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic & time-framed).
- Optimization of local resources including water, land, and human resources
- Sense of ownership among committee and broader community
- Sustainable access to needed materials
- Increased income levels ease issues in multiple sectors
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The village of Mawa is in South Sulawesi province, about an hour outside of Makassar City. Most of the villagers raise pigs for a living, although they do now own the animals; they are paid caretakers. Due to lack of opportunity, many families send fathers to work in other regions of Indonesia for several months each year. During the assessment phase, local government officials pointed our TCD training team to this community, indicating that it was one of the poorest communities in the area and suffered from a lack of access to clean water. The nearest source of surface water is 800 meters from the village, and it is not clean.
The community needs a clean source of water for drinking, cooking, washing and agriculture. The village needs additional sources of income. Average monthly income is around 85 USD, about half of Indonesia’s minimum wage. Around 50% of children in the village are not attending school due to the cost and distance of the school. Simple skin diseases and diarrhea are prevalent among members of the community. The training team hopes to address these issues through a Transformational Community Development program.
The program has already begun in earnest. Following a long period of assessment, the TCD training team began holding awareness sessions with the community. During discussions on the importance of community ownership, the difference between relief and development, and the need to utilize local resources, a TCD champion has emerged. Her name is Ani. She has been a key player in organizing a committee to address the water shortage the community faces, which they identified as their most pressing challenge. The committee initially planned to pipe water from a river 800 meters away, and while evaluating that goal discovered a spring producing clear water in the vicinity. They are working now to pipe clean water to their village for the first time.
As the program moves forward, the TCD training team will continue to visit regularly (twice a week), training committee members and program volunteers in lessons focused on the needs that the village continues to identify. From an outside perspective, we see needs in the following sectors:
- Water – quality and quantity need to be improved. The nearest source is 800 meters from the village.
- Income Generation – monthly income (~85 USD) is half of minimum wage
- Wellness – skin diseases and diarrhea are prevalent
- Education – many children in the village are unable to attend school