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?
A major tourist spot, Mount Rinjani is one of the largest volcanic mountains in Indonesia. Communities live on the margins of the forests surrounding the area. 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 help identify 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: $100
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
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 $100 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $12,000.