A water well to save unfortunate families

by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families
A water well to save unfortunate families

Our respected donors across the globe, 

Today, I kindly reach you to deliver the updates from the ground team who are struggling to continue the humanitarian mission for vulnerable families  in Indonesia which is experiencing the heaviest wave of Covid-19 Delta varian across all over the Islands of Indonesia. Our ground teams have been built the water well for poor families who lack of the apply of WASH "water, sanitation and hygiene".

Affordable and sustainable access to WASH is a key public health issue within international development and is the focus of the first two targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6).

In Indonesia, there are 28 provinces experiencing a dry season and affected to about 48 Million Indonesia's population with difficulty in getting clean water. Some children must help their parents to walk on foot to get clean water. This project will build water well in drought areas that benefit directly the family in need.

During the peak of dry season in Indonesia, it is really affected to 28 provinces in drought condition. It is about 48 million people have been difficult to consume clean water. Households families in Indonesia have been struggling to get clean water for their daily life. The less theyconsume clean water the more health problems they will face.
The project would build water well that benefit to families and to make sure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Especially drinking water to continue life.

Indonesian territory is a disaster-prone area. There are at least twelve disaster threats that are grouped in geological disasters such as: earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, landslides; hydro-meteorogical disasters such as: floods, forest and land fires; and anthropogenic disasters (epidemic disease outbreaks and failed technology-industrial accidents. According to the 2019 Indonesian Disaster Rix index data, there are 210,000,000,000 Indonesian people living in disaster prone areas.

Drought in Indonesia has an impact on the health, economy and social conditions of the people. There are many possibilities of increasing the spread of hepatitis A, typhus, malaria to dengue fever, and other diseases. In the long run the bad effects of long drought will have an increased stunting effect on children. This is because with extreme drought disaster will affect eating patterns, parenting to sanitation in affected citizens.

More than 1 million families in Indonesia have to live with minimal lighting due to the inadequacy of electricity. It is about 48 million Indonesians suffered from a clean water crisis in 2019. 9,358 hectares of agricultural land experienced crop failure due to a lack of water in 2019. 55 districts/cities in 77 Provinces in Indonesia experienced drought with urgency status.

Poverty is most severe in the remote islands of eastern Indonesia, where 95% of the population lives in rural areas. However, in absolute numbers, the poor are concentrated in Java, with West, Central, and East Java. Java had an average of more than 5 million poor people during 2006-2011.

The target group of the beneficiaries are the poor family, the poor widow who are struggling on the supply of the clean water for daily life. Most of them have to get the clean water from the river which is not a clean enough to consume for the daily life and could cause the stomach-ache and diarrhea and much-much more. Occasionally they have to buy a clean water 0,75€ for 9 liters which is very expensive because they do not have the income.

The ground team have been built water wells for 2 families called Rusni and Serum  who have about 10 family members, and they have found difficulties to access a clean water for daily life. They so grateful to receive the aid from the GlobalGiving donors and wish all the best for the generous people outside there, and please stay stay safe and healthy. 

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Our respected donors
The ACT Foundation has been built the Water Well in Cangklek Hamlet, Gegerbitung Village, Gegerbitung District, Sukabumi Regency. 

“The area is prone to drought. If there is a drought for a whole month, the Gegerbitung Village will be the most affected area. If so, the residents can only buy the water or wait for a free clean water tank since the river is far away,” said Resdiana Pratama from the ACT team.

The Water Well  was constructed with 30 meters depth. Resdi hopes the Water Well can facilitate the residents to access clean water during the dry season. “Alhamdulillah, the flowing water is huge and abundant. Hopefully, it can cover the entire residents’ needs of clean water during the drought,” hoped Resdi.

the ACT Foundation also carried out an environmental conservation in Cangklek Village. It was carried out in the form of replanting 100 mahogany trees and 30 durian trees in the village.

The purpose of planting mahogany trees is to absorb water so that during the dry season the water will not recede and dry out too much. Meanwhile, the durian tree is planted to empower the local community.

Resdi hopes, in the future, the assistance from generous benefactors in the Water Well can continue to expand. “Especially in Sukabumi, hopefully, this Water Well can be implemented in other regions in need,” said Resdi.

Thank you so much for your generous donation and sincere help for Indonesian community.

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Our Respected Donors

I hope this letter finds you well.

The necessity of water well in some regions in Indonesia is very important for the community. The community have to find the water by walking on foot for long distance to get clean water. To support the necessity of water well ACT Foundation keep continue to build the water well.

The latest one in Serapung Village, Kuala Kampar District, Pelalawan, in 2020.  The water that flows from the well is allocated to support the community activities. However, in practice, the benefits of water are widespread because it is also used by residents for their daily needs.

Usually, Serapung residents start to fetch water from the Water Well at dusk or around 5 in the afternoon. At that time, residents usually queue up jerry cans to be filled with water suitable for consumption. This was done by the residents because the water source in Serapung for consumption was very rare, so before the Water Well was established, residents had to buy water to enjoy it.

"Since there is a Water Well here, it is easier for the residents to collect the water for the consumption. Previously, it was difficult to get water here, ”said Zaujar, Head of Serapung Village in mid-March.

In Serapung, water suitable for consumption is very difficult to find, so residents have to reach into their pockets to buy it. The location adjacent to the sea makes groundwater sources salty, while digging fresh water sources requires even more budget.

Thank you so much for your sincere corporation and kind support for Indonesian community.

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Dear our respected donors across the globe, 

I am reaching you out today, to inform you that water wells program for unfortunate famlies keep continue for families or community across Indonesia. 
After nearly a month of construction, now all the Family Wells in Kadugadung and Kaducekek Villages, Cipeucang Subdistrict, Pandeglang Regency, Banten, have finally been completed. A total of 10 Family Wells have been able to be used since August 27th.

"On August 27, all the inscriptions and all the Family Wells have been installed, and the wells could finally be used by the beneficiaries," Sukma from ACT team said on Thursday (8/29).

Sukma revealed that the presence of the Water Wells was to support the community’s personal hygiene activities and make it more comfortable. This is because people usually use water from rivers for various purposes.

"So this Family Wells are used for a more personal use. In this village, the people like to use water in the river. So, they also do their personal hygiene activities on the river bank. By making the Wells for the families here, we hope that they will facilitate the personal hygiene activities," Sukma said.

Rofiudin as one of the heads of the neighborhood associations (RT) in Kadugadung Village, confirmed the behavior of the residents who often take the water for their daily activities from the river. Rofiudin's own home does not yet have its own bathroom. Along with seven other houses in his area, he relies on the river as a source of water.

"We use the water from the river for bathing, defecation, laundry, and dish washing. For cooking and drinking, we use the water that we buy for IDR 5,000 each gallon or 50 cent. The delivery cost is IDR 10,000 or 75 cent. Two gallons of water will last about two to three days," said Rofi in early August.

Rofiudin is grateful that Wells can help the locals to get water. He hoped, that the Wells can change the personal hygiene habits of the local villagers.

Almuktarodi as Head of Karanggadung Village, also welcomed the Well program. He thanked the entire ACT team who initiate the construction of the Well. He also hopes that the Well can also create awareness in the community to do personal hygiene activities more regularly.

"With this program, hopefully the community can no longer do their personal hygiene activities in the river, but at home. And in the future, hopefully the community can pay more attention to cleanliness, using clean water, "Almuktarodi said.

We kindly thank you for your generous contribution to support Indonesian community to consume clean water.

#Please stay safe and healthy, and have a wonderful day there. 

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Dear our respected donors, 

The dry season has not ended in Lampung Province. The drought that lasts for months often results in water crisis that afflicts the residents of Pal Putih 2, Karang Anyar Village, Jati Agung Subdistrict, South Lampung Regency.

A large water storage that was painted orange and green streams water every day through the two taps provided. In order to save electricity, the Water Well is equipped with a 1,000-liter water storage, a water pump machine and a storage tank. Located in the middle of a rice field, the local residents can use the water for agricultural and animal husbandry needs, in addition to household use.

Sumiatun is one of the residents who benefited from the Water Well. Along with other residents, Sumiatun uses the water from the borehole well almost every day to for laundry and shower.

Sumiatun said that the residents were very happy for the Water Well in their neighborhood because the well is very useful, especially when the dry season arrives. Usually, they have to struggle to find clean water sources. Now, they only need to go to the well located less than half a kilometer from their neighborhood.

"The Water Well is very helpful. We would easily use the water for laundry and bathing. The water is clean. It can also be used for drinking water," as Sumiatun explained while busily washing her clothes near the Water Well. 

"Currently, the well is used by residents for several needs, including agricultural irrigation and personal hygiene. The local residents are responsible to take care of the well. Alhamdulillah, in the dry season, the well still has plenty of water and is very helpful for the locals. Hopefully, it will bring everlasting rewards for the endower.

Indeed, we kindly thank you very much for your generousity and sincere support for Indonesian community.

Warm regards,

Mohamad F. Amrullah

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Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)

Location: Tangerang Selatan, Banten - Indonesia
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Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)
Mohamad Faisol Amrullah
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Mohamad Faisol Amrullah
Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta Indonesia

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