Indonesia

At Toyyibin Boarding House Sanitation Project - Indonesia

At Toyyibin Boarding House Sanitation ProjectLocation
Rabyian, Sampang District, East Java Province, Indonesia

Community Description
Madura is a small island placed just to the northeast of the island of Java, in the East Java province of Indonesia. Madura is split into four regencies. Within the Sampang regency lays the small village of Rabiyan.

Rabiyan is located 40 km north of Sampang Kota, the regency capital, and 80 km east of Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java.

The population of Rabiyan is approximately 1,500 people. Most households in Rabiyan make a living either farming or fishing. The regional government classifies 670-700 people in the community as living in poor conditions.

Problem Addressed
According to the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) 43% of the Indonesian population does not have access to sanitary toilets. This is especially true in rural areas, where 60% of the population has limited access to sanitary toilets.

The lack of access to sanitary toilets leads many to open air defecation and improper disposal of waste. This exposes this portion of the population to many different fecal-borne illnesses such as typhoid and diarrhea. Every year in Indonesia there are 120 million disease episodes and 50,000 premature deaths due to poor sanitation.

At Toyyibin Boarding House Sanitation Project

Currently many families in Rabiyan either have improper pluming or do not have access to toilets. This has led to waste being disposed in irrigation canals or in the ocean.

At the At Toyyibin boarding house, the residents only have access to one toilet and an outdoor washing facility that has no sanitary plumbing. The waste runs directly into a nearby stream.

Project Description
This project is to build a new toilet and washing facility for the residents of the At Toyyibin boarding house.

The building will house 2 rooms. The first will be 2 x 2 meters, with a squat toilet. The second will be 2 x 3 meters, and will contain a "mandi", a large cement tub that holds water for bathing.

The structure will be free standing and will have plumbing connected to a septic tank. It will be constructed in the location of the facility currently in use.

Water Charity funds will be used to pay for the materials, including cement, stone, tile, PCV pipe, and a septic tank.

The owners of the boarding house will provide and pay the labor costs for the project, and will provide the ongoing maintenance.

A hygiene presentation will be given by the Pukesmas, the local health clinic. It will consist of teaching good hygiene practices to the residents of the boarding house. They will be provided with the knowledge of proper hand washing and cleaning techniques to reduce their exposure to illnesses.

At Toyyibin Boarding House Sanitation ProjectProject Impact
69 residents between the ages of 13-19 living at the boarding house and 9 adults who help to run the boarding house who will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Olivia Clark

Comments
This project will improve the sanitation of the facility and greatly improve the health and wellbeing of the residents.

Dollar Amount of Project
$795.83

Donations Collected to Date
$0.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$795.83

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

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Kanorejo SDN 01 Bathroom Project – Indonesia

Kanorejo SDN 01 Bathroom Project – Indonesia

Location
Kanorejo village, Rengel subdistrict, Tuban district, East Java province, Indonesia

Community Description
Kanorejo is a small village located on the banks of the longest river in Java, the Solo River.

Most of the villagers are farmers. Many do not own their own fields and must work as day laborers for others. The average pay per day for day laborers is Indonesia Rupiah 25,000, or less than $3.00 a day.

Many people do not have access to good sanitation and use the river and the small streams leading to the river for open defecation. There is a widespread tolerance of this practice because many people do not understand the relationship of such practices with the transmission of many diseases, particularly typhus and diarrhea.

Kanorejo SDN 01 Bathroom Project – IndonesiaThere are two primary schools serving the children of Kanorejo. Schooling is "free" except that parents must purchase school uniforms and workbooks.

Kanorejo SDN 01 is a public grade school serving children from Grade 1 through Grade 6.

Problem Addressed
Although the schools are supposed to be teaching good hygiene, Kanorejo SDN 01 cannot really support the practice because the latrines for the students have been inoperable for several years. The growth of large tree roots under the structure caused the tank holding water to crack and the structure to be unsafe and unusable.

The students urinate in the bushes behind the school. If they need to defecate during school hours, most children go home to do their business and seldom return to school that day. If no body of water is nearby, the stool is put in a plastic bag and tossed into a garbage area behind the house.

Kanorejo SDN 01 Bathroom Project – IndonesiaThe importance of proper hygiene and handwashing is hard to teach when it is not being practiced at school, and so there is very little to no instruction regarding this topic. The teachers and principal are frustrated because the government does not allocate funds for rest rooms, and no one else seems to be willing to raise the money to build a new toilet facility for the students.

Project Description
This project is to build a new bathroom at Kanorejo SDN 01.

The damaged structure will be demolished and replaced with a new building. There will be one bathroom for girls and one for boys.

Each bathroom will consist of a bak mandi, which is a cistern that holds water for washing and flushing, and a high quality ceramic squat toilet.

There will be a roof and doors for each bathroom. There will be a new septic tank installed. The water source is already there and so will be tapped using new piping.

The work will be done by laborers and a skilled mason.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the materials, including piping, fittings, fixtures, cement, wood, and metal sheets.

The school community, consisting of the principal, the School Committee of parents and village representatives, and the teachers, will oversee the project, raise additional funds if needed, and also take responsibility for creating and managing the cleaning and maintenance of the bathrooms, with help from the students and the school's janitor. Soap will be provided by the school.

Grade-appropriate lessons about good sanitation and the importance of clean water and hand washing will be developed to tie in with the opening of the new facility. Parents will also be invited to participate in the "opening" and another message about good sanitation will be delivered. A poster contest for the students will be held on the subject of "good sanitation practices" and the work of the finalists will be displayed.

Project Impact
109 people, consisting of 91 students at, 10 teachers, 1 principal, and the School Committee of 7 people will benefit from the project. All of the parents and family members will also be affected.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Mary O'Hara

Comments
This is an important infrastructure project that will improve the health and wellbeing of the students, staff, and community at large.

Mary previously completed the Kanorejo Public Sanitation Facility Project – Indonesia.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$0.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$555.00

 

 

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

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SMK Senduro Handwashing Station Project – Indonesia

SMK Senduro Handwashing Station Project – IndonesiaLocation
Purworejo village, Senduro District, Lumajang Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia

Community Description
The long and narrow island of Java is marked down the middle with a chain of mountains and active volcanos. Java's tallest mountain, Mt. Semeru, lies in the center of the province of East Java. From Mt. Semeru's peak south to the Indian Ocean we find the Regency of Lumajang. In Semeru's southern foothills, 4,503 people live in a village called Purworejo.

Most households in Purworejo earn a living as farmers, tending to rice, sugarcane, tobacco, vegetables, and small livestock. Of those 4,503, the regency government counts 491 people as poor.

It should also be noted Purworejo lies in Semeru's rain shadow. Due to the more arid geography, farmers do no benefit from the extra growing season as do other farmers in rural Java.

SMK Senduro is a newly built vocational high school in Purworejo serving 512 students, including 154 poor students. Academic concentrations include agriculture, accounting, and tourism.

Problem Addressed
According to a World Bank-administered initiative, Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), about 40% of Indonesians lack access to proper sanitation.SMK Senduro Handwashing Station Project – Indonesia

Poor sanitation causes at least 120 million disease episodes and 50,000 premature deaths, with an economic impact of $6.3 billion, annually. At school, disease leads to interrupted education, lower achievement, and lower potential earnings.

Despite the school's recent construction, administration has not been able to obtain the funds needed from the regional Ministry of Education to build government-mandated handwashing stations. From an informal survey, about 50% of students do not wash their hands after using the restroom. None of those use soap as there is no soap in the restrooms.

The regional government is campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of handwashing. Members of the community and school faculty believe student health can be improved by installing handwashing stations.

Project Description
This project is to build 3 handwashing stations at the school.

The stations will resemble similar designs built in the regency. Each will consist of a stand-alone 1.25 x 1.25 meter wall with four faucets and a simple trough sink.

The stations will be built outdoors adjacent to restrooms and connected to the existing school drainage system. The water supply is potable. Water originates in a bored well reaching a depth of 25 meters and is pumped through filters to a storage tank.

SMK Senduro Handwashing Station Project – IndonesiaThe stations will be built by local workers from the community. The school will pay the labor expenses.

Water Charity funds will pay for the materials, including cement, PVC pipes, river stones, faucets, and tiles.

After completion, the regional government has agreed to send health workers to give a presentation on health and handwashing.

SMK Senduro will manage upkeep and guarantee that soap is always available.

Project Impact
512 students, 45 teachers and staff will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Matthew Borden

Comments
This is an important hygiene and sanitation project for the school. It will lead to improved health and wellbeing for the students and staff.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$0.00

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$555.00

 

 

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Umbulsari Toilet Project - Indonesia

Umbulsari Toilet Project - Indonesia
Location
Umbulsari Village, Jember Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia

Community Description
Jember, located along the Southern coast of Java, is the 3rd largest region in the East Java province of Indonesia. Umbulsari is a rural village in Jember, with a population of approximately 3,000 residents.

Umbulsari village is located 15 km southwest from Jember, the regional capital, and 180 km southeast from the provincial capital, Surabaya.

The major industry in Jember is agriculture, including sugar cane, rice, tobacco, rubber, and fishing.

The major industry in Umbulsari is also agriculture, with most families farming star fruit and oranges.

Problem Addressed
Millions of Indonesia’s citizens lack access toilets and proper plumbing. This leads many to open defecation, which can cause a variety of fecal-borne illnesses, especially during the rainy season.

Umbulsari Toilet Project - IndonesiaFor some families, the only option to use the restroom is a river, due to its ease of access and the fact that generations before them have also followed this practice. Other families have a small outhouse, but don’t have proper plumbing.

Pak Lukius, of the Jombang puskesmas (a local health clinic), states that generally the most urgent place to improve infrastructure is nearby rivers, because it is currently common practice to defecate in rivers

Working with the Jombang puskesmas, 10 families were identified that currently have no access to a toilet.

Project Description
This project will provide 10 families with 7 toilets and water closets.

The first step will be site preparation. This will include digging and placing the concrete cylinders 1-2 meters below ground. The concrete cylinders will be used for septic tanks and drainage valves.

Then, concrete will be poured and toilets installed. Piping will be installed to connect the toilets to the newly installed septic tank and the drainage systems.

Installation is expected to take 2 days to construct at each site. The total time to finish the project is estimated to be 20 days.

A trained mason will be needed on site for the pouring and setting concrete. Community and family members will provide payment to the skilled laborers and assist with the construction.

Water Charity funds will be used for material, including cement, a septic tank (using concrete cylinders), sand, and piping.

Project Impact
39 people will benefit from this project.

Umbulsari Toilet Project - IndonesiaPeace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Blake M. Ingram

Comments
This is a good step to bring the community toward elimination of open defecation. This will reduce contamination of the rivers, which play an important part in the lives of the villagers.

Blake previously completed the Pondok Pesantren Durrotut Tholibin Sanitation Project – Indonesia.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$25.00

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Dollar Amount Needed
$430.00

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

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Pondok Pesantren Durrotut Tholibin Sanitation Project - Indonesia

Pondok Pesantren Durrotut Tholibin Sanitation Project - IndonesiaLocation
Jombang Village, Jember District, East Java Province, Indonesia

Community Description
Jember, located along the Southern coast of Java, is the 3rd largest region in the East Java province of Indonesia.

Jombang is a rural village in Jember, with a population of approximately 10,000 residents. The village is located 45 km southwest from the regional capital, Jember, and 180 km southeast from the provincial capital, Surabaya.

The major industry in Jember is agriculture including sugar cane, rice, tobacco, rubber, and fishing. The majority of residents in Jombang farm rice and sugar cane.

Pondok Pesantren Durrotut Tholibin, located in the residential area of Jombang, is one of the many Islamic boarding schools that serve the community. Currently there are 229 students living at the school.

Problem Addressed
Of Indonesia’s nearly 250 million citizens, 100 million lack access to proper sanitation. Poor sanitation causes at least 120 million disease episodes and 50,000 premature deaths, with an economic impact of $6.3 billion, annually.

Annual flooding, which causes contamination, along with improper disposal of waste, are the most frequent problems that arise in rural areas and lead to fecal-borne illnesses such as typhoid and diarrhea.

There have been international and domestic sanitation efforts throughout Indonesia, although none have reached the Jombang village thus far.

The Jombang puskesmas, a public health clinic, reports that during the annual rain season Pondok Pesantren Durrotut Tholibin experiences flooding resulting in students and neighbors contracting disease due to contact with contaminated water.

Currently, waste at the school is drained into a canal that runs alongside a residential road.

Project DescriptionPondok Pesantren Durrotut Tholibin Sanitation Project - Indonesia
This project is to build a septic tank for handling of waste at the boarding school.

The septic tank will be built where waste is currently being drained, so there will be no need to change or construct drainage pipes.

The septic tank will be 1.5 meters wide and deep with a length of 2.5 meters. There will be an inlet, outlet, and exhaust valve, with 2 retaining walls inside the tank. The retaining walls will filter solid waste, allowing mostly liquid waste to leave the tank.

The project is to be finished in 7 days. The first two days will be preparing the site for the septic tank. Preparations include digging a 4 x 3 meter hole, as well as laying gravel, sand, and iron braces to hold the tank in place.

The following days will be spent building the tank, including pouring concrete and installing the inlet, outlet, and exhaust valves. When all this is finished, the hole will be filled and the site will be cleaned up.

Two trained masons will be present on site for the pouring of concrete. Community members as well as students are volunteering to reduce labor costs.

80% of all of water charity funds will go to materials, including sand, gravel, PVC pipe and fittings, with the remaining 20% spent on skilled labor.

Pondok Pesantren Durrotut Tholibin Sanitation Project - IndonesiaProject Impact
This project will directly benefit the 229 students of the boarding house, as well as 30 teachers. The neighboring villagers will receive indirect benefit due to proper disposal of waste.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Blake M. Ingram

Comments
This is an important sanitation project for the school. It will result in a reduction of illness in addition to an environmental and esthetic improvement.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$555.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0 - This project has been fully funded. Additional donations will go toward other projects in Indonesia.

 

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

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Kanorejo Public Sanitation Facility Project – Indonesia

Kanorejo Public Sanitation Facility Project – Indonesia

Location
Village of Kanorejo, Rengel subdistrict, Tuban district, East Java province, Indonesia

Community DescriptionKanorejo Public Sanitation Facility Project – IndonesiaKanorejo is a rural village located along the banks of Java's longest river, the Bengawan Solo. The majority of the villagers are farmers growing rice or vegetables. The government classifies 221 families in this small village as poor.

Problem Addressed
For centuries the villagers have used the spring-fed streams flowing into the Bengawan Solo and the river itself for open defecation, bathing, and clothes-washing as well as irrigation. Many villagers do not have access to any toilet, bathing, or clothes-washing facilities, and they continue this practice. As a result, the villagers suffer from many diseases caused by the dirty water.

The Water Sanitation Program (WSP) at World Bank has published several research briefs recently about these issues. In "Factors Associated with Achieving and Sustaining Open Defecation-Free Communities: Learning from East Java", published in September, 2011, a key finding was, "Sanitation behavior change is difficult to ignite in river-bank and waterfront communities and special strategies are needed."

Project Description
This project is to build a public bathing, washing, and toilet facility (MCK) on village public land.

The structure will be built in the neighborhood RT1 RW2, which consists of 50 houses, 20 of which already have private bathrooms. Of the 30 remaining families that have no sanitation facilities, 10 households will use this public facility, and also will provide the labor and share the responsibilities for cleaning and maintaining the facility.

The facility will have walls and a roof, and have two private rooms. Each room will have a high-quality ceramic squat toilet and a cement "bak mandi", which is a large cement tub holding water which is poured over the body when bathing. There will also be an open-roofed area for washing clothes, which will have a faucet and two clothes washing tubs. Waste water will flow into a septic tank.

The steps will be to first dig a hole and install the septic tank, then set the closets (toilets) into the cement foundation of the building, shape the bak mandi, run the pipes from the water source (already existing) to the bath house, and then finish the building walls and install doors.

All the work will be done by the 10 family heads who will be helped by the mayor (kepala desa) and officers of the village, as well as the Peace Corps Volunteer.

Kanorejo Public Sanitation Facility Project – IndonesiaWater Charity funds will be used to purchase materials including cement, sand, the septic tank, sewer pipes, roofing material, small stones, 2 toilets, metal brackets, nails, wire, and 2 galvanized steel doors.

The community is providing all the labor. In addition, the local puskesmas (health clinic) officer in charge of sanitation will co-ordinate her education efforts with the "ribbon-cutting" of the completed facility.

Local students will present a "ludruk" play about good sanitation created by WSP specifically for rural Java. The ultimate goal is for Kanorejo to become an "open defecation free" village.

Project Impact
Ten families who will use the facility, totaling about 40 people, will benefit from the project.

 

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Mary O'Hara

Comments
This project will serve as a model to help persuade other villagers to practice better sanitation, leading to an improvement in the health and wellbeing of the community.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$310.00

ADOPT THIS PROJECT BY CONTRIBUTING THE DOLLAR AMOUNT NEEDED BELOW

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Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed
$245.00

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

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Sawahan Toilet Project - Indonesia

Sawahan Toilet Project - IndonesiaLocation
Sawahan Sub-Village, Rengel Village and Sub-Regency, Tuban Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia

Community Description
Sawahan is one of three sub-villages that make up the hot and humid town of Rengel on the banks of the Bengawan Solo, one of Java's most flood-prone rivers. Sawahan has 2,645 residents, or 678 households.

The majority of families in Sawahan and in Rengel are rice farmers and benefit from the natural irrigation of Bengawan Solo that runs through their neighborhood via small canals. The river ends north of Sawahan in a cave called "Goa Ngerong" that serves as the area's main tourist attraction site because of its bats and fish. On its way to Goa Ngerong and at the cave itself, the river water is used by many for swimming, showering, washing clothes, and defecating.

Problem Addressed
Open air defecation very obviously leads to poor health and a dirty environment. It is a community behavior that is particularly hard to eradicate in rural communities that have limited access to sanitation facilities and that are close to rivers because of the ease and free alternative of defecating into rivers. It is a problem that Indonesia as a whole has been looking to tackle with a community-driven strategy called Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), involving local shareholders and community health clinic (puskesmas) sanitation workers 'triggering' communities towards becoming open defecation free (ODF) communities since 2005.

Sawahan Toilet Project - IndonesiaA World Bank-administered initiative, Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), estimates economic losses for the country from poor sanitation and hygiene at USD 6.3 billion per year.

WSP has not been active in the regency of Tuban yet, but puskesmas nurses have already started implementing the positive strategies of the research-in-action that has resulted from WSP.

The sub-village of Sawahan is particularly at risk because Bengawan Solo runs through it, and many households do not have their own toilet facilities yet. A year ago, the puskesmas nurses tried "triggering" 3 'arisan jambans' in Sawahan. Arisans are a traditional Javanese form of micro-credit whereby neighbors save money together regularly and each member of the arisan takes a turn receiving the saved funds.

Two of the arisan jambans in Sawahan failed, but one has completed one year with 32 heads of households (KK) contributing Rupiah 20,000 (about USD $2) every month for 32 months to receive a simple toilet that costs Rp. 640,000. The 32 KK meet every 15th of the month with various representatives of the puskesmas to talk about better hygiene practices and to socialize. So far, 12 households have gotten their toilets in their homes.

Sawahan Toilet Project - IndonesiaProject Description
This project is to build 8 toilets for families in Sawahan.

This project will be implemented by Arisan Jamban Sawahan (head: Pak Marzuki) and Bu Anis (nurse acting as head of water sanitation at puskesmas Rengel).

Water Charity funds will pay for materials, including water closets, piping, and septic tanks, and for local labor.

The arisan will continue to work as planned, and families will still be expected to pay the Rp. 20,000 per month so that the project will continue to prove that Rengel has the potential to become open air defecation-free subsidy-free.

The surplus money collected in the months to come will finance a large promotion for healthy toilets (jamban sehat) during the month of August when Indonesian independence is celebrated with a village-wide carnival, and for increased triggering of behavioral change through educational events and community monitoring against open air defecation.

Project Impact
About 40 people, comprised of 8 families, will benefit from the project.

 

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Martine Randolph

Comments
The speed and ease at which the project is completed, as well as the visible results, will create a model that will assist in triggering the participation of other communities.

Dollar Amount of Project
$555.00

Donations Collected to Date
$555.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Martine Randolph of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Martine and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

 

 

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

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