Watch stories of lives being changed on Sumba.

The Wheel

“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – a short film about the life of Astiana and what it means to her to be alive.

Heart of the House

Indoor fires are a key part of Sumbanese culture, but the associated health risks needed a solution. 

Walking for Miles

No education and undereducation can debilitate families. Access to education has been a primary goal of the Sumba Foundation since its inception.

Berta Presses On

Sumba is sometimes referred to as the “Forgotten Island”. Every dollar given to the Sumba Foundation goes right back into the community to let people like Berta know they are, in fact, not forgotten.

Standing on Two Feet Again

Thousands of lives have been touched by the Sumba Foundation, and every one of those lives has a story. This is Milke’s story …

A Child's Eyesight Restored and Other Reflections from Dr. Bogh

Dr. Claus Bogh reflects upon his 10 years in Sumba and some of the lives changed by the foundation, including the heartwarming story of three-year-old Natalia.

Riske Goes to New Zealand for Surgery

Giving is a privilege, and the need is great. Learn how your support of the Sumba Foundation has been helping Sumbanese children and adults.

Selestiana Overcomes

The struggle for health is real, as illustrated by Selestiana’s harrowing battle with malaria. But, thanks to generous supporters like you, the Sumba Foundation programs are making huge advances on the island. 

The Learning House at Hobawawi

Check out a 3D preview of the learning center going in at Hobabwi.

The Early Days

A glimpse into the earlier years of the the Health Project work to control, reduce and eradicate malaria in Sumba

Year End Report

In a year that would challenge the world, The Sumba Foundation was able keep helping those who need it the most because of the generosity and dedication of our supporters and partners. Check out an overview of the work we accomplished in 2020.