Empowering women-headed households in communities through training in better land use practices, provision of basic health care services, and sustainable management of forest resources.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Mount Rinjani is one of the largest volcanic mountains in Indonesia. Communities live on the margins of the forests surrounding the Rinjani area where high population density and population growth are found. Local farmers clear forests to cultivate crops and tree gardens together, in a region physically isolated and economically deprived. Men often migrate to Malaysia in search of jobs leaving behind their wives to take care of the household with little or no resources to sustain them.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will use participatory methods to help women living in the forest margin areas, especially those whose husbands have migrated, to solve their priority problems.
Potential Long Term Impact
The program will strengthen links between family planning, reproductive health & sustainable use of natural resources. The program will also enable women to have a greater voice in forest resource management and provide them with new opportunities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $222
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $222 . The original project funding goal was $12,000.