People in Lintong, Sumatra, have limited healthcare and educational facilities, so we organised three projects to help the communities.
First, we funded community health days, which offered free health check-ups, medicine and blood tests for around 2,700 people. They also educated farmers on the dangers of chemicals, and how to reduce exposure and eliminate chemical use.
We also launched a free English school. So far, about 50 students participate in classes each year – all children of local farmers. We plan to extend the classes to 300 children in three villages.
Finally, we gave the school modern teaching tools to train the next generation of farmers and agronomists. This includes state-of-the-art soil-analysing equipment, and training on how to use it.
New farmers can now develop a better understanding of their soil, grow more and use fewer expensive or dangerous chemical fertilisers.