1,415 people served through new construction in FY20
Projects: housing for displaced, disaster response, sanitation & health
We started working to tackle housing poverty in Indonesia in 1997 and currently work in 13 provinces.
Our largest programme was rebuilding after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami with more than 8,000 families helped.
The increase in capacity enabled us to respond to other disasters as well as reach out to more families in need through “I Build My Indonesia” campaign.
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We aim to provide an additional 60,000 Indonesian families with decent homes by 2018.
Since its response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Habitat Indonesia has been helping disaster-hit families to rebuild homes and lives. Rubble removal kits and emergency hygiene kits were distributed, and transitional shelter and water and sanitation facilities were built in response to the tsunami and earthquakes in Lombok, Central Sulawesi and Banten in late 2018. In early 2020, Habitat Indonesia provided clean-up kits and rebuilt homes, helping over 1,000 flood-hit families in Greater Jakarta, West Java, and Banten.
Building, Repairing, And Rehabilitating
Habitat works with its partners to build, repair and rehabilitate homes, and improve water and sanitation and educational facilities. Besides rebuilding homes after disasters, Habitat trains people to prepare for and lessen the impact of future disasters.
Addressing Housing Poverty In Indonesia
We strive to provide housing solutions which also address the collective needs of a community such as health and education.…
We strive to provide housing solutions which also address the collective needs of a community such as health and education.
In disaster-hit communities, we not only rebuilds homes but also trains people to prepare for and lessen the impact of future natural disasters.
Our partners include international and local NGOs, government agencies, corporations, microfinance institutions, cooperatives and faith-based organisations.
International and local volunteers contribute time and labour while families also help build homes with their own hands.
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In Indonesia, Habitat houses usually range from 25 to 30 square meters in size. Concrete blocks and plywood with wooden frames are used in the houses which have cement slab foundations and clay-tiled roofs. With Australian funding, we have also built 231 homes with water and sanitation facilities for internally displaced families in Bitung. Another 120 houses are under construction.
Natural Disaster Relief And Preparedness
We tap on the expertise built after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to respond to disasters. Responses included the January 2013 flooding in Jakarta, the tsunami in Mentawai islands, off the coast of Sumatra, and the eruption of Mount Merapi in Central Java in October 2010, the earthquakes that struck West Sumatra and West Java in September 2009, and Yogyakarta in May 2006. Homes are not only rebuilt but communities are trained to be prepared for disasters and to reduce such risks.
Housing Micro-Loans For The Poorest
Our team in Indonesia works with partner microfinance institutions to help low-income families gain access to decent housing. These partners give out affordable loans for building houses while we provide technical expertise. In 2013, about 600 low-income families received financial education to help them realise their housing goals.
Engaging With Volunteers
In 2013, global volunteer teams came from Australia, South Korea, USA, and Japan. Local volunteers from corporations, international schools, and…
In 2013, global volunteer teams came from Australia, South Korea, USA, and Japan.
Local volunteers from corporations, international schools, and Indonesian universities also lent a hand at large-scale events such as the CEO Build, Habitat Youth BUILD, National Women Build, 28uild, and Building Beyond Faith.
Due to its proximity to Singapore, our Indonesian branch on Batam island hosts a constant stream of volunteers from the republic who take part in Batam Builds over a weekend.
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