Raising families out of poverty and helping communities prosper.

It is estimated that more than half of Sumbanese children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition and anemia due to poor diets. A mild case of anemia can impair intellectual development and lower a child’s IQ by 10 to 15 points.

The Sumba Foundation is proud to be part of an international movement to educate the children of this world. Indonesia does provide access to education, but in many cases the facilities are too small and in complete disrepair — that’s where we come in.

The level of health care in Sumba has dramatically increased over the last decade. We continue to collaborate closely with the local government to make improvements — alleviating suffering and saving lives.

Improving access to clean water is the Sumba Foundation’s oldest and most established program. Our wells and network of water stations provide water to more than 27,000 people every day.

The Sumba Foundation’s economic development programs revolve around supporting farming communities and providing access to higher education via scholarships, training, and employment opportunities. 

In order to keep pace with a developing Sumba, we are planning new projects to improve education, health care coverage, and economic opportunities.