Protect 15 families from earthquakes in Indonesia

$5,065 $0
Raised Remaining


This project will provide 15 families in Cekal Village, in the Aceh Province of Indonesia, with engineering guidance so they can rebuild safe, earthquake-resistant homes. We will also train local builders, engineers and government officials to promote wide acceptance of safe building techniques.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Cekal Village in Indonesia is frequently struck by earthquakes. Builders in the region do not know how to build earthquake-resistant houses. As a result, many houses are damaged when earthquakes strike. A severe quake in 2013 leveled most of the village, leaving 50 families homeless. The government is providing some reconstruction funds. However, without training, these families will rebuild homes in the same unsafe way, leaving them vulnerable to another collapse in the future

How will this project solve this problem?

We provide the training and information necessary for 15 homeowners to rebuild their homes to be earthquake-safe. We also train local builders, engineers and government officials to promote permanent change in local construction practice.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will keep 15 families in Cekal Village safe from earthquakes. With the training we provide, builders and government officials can continue to spread the knowledge of earthquake-safe building techniques, changing local construction practice. With safe, earthquake-resistant houses, these families will not have to live in fear of earthquakes destroying their homes and threatening their lives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,065

Funding Information

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 $5,065 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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