The Sumba Foundation is committed to providing the Sumba people with access to water — which aligns with the United Nationals Millennium Development Goal that 68.8 percent of the world’s population has access to a “sustainable source of water by 2015” (“Indonesia Water Investment Roadmap,” 2012).
The UN defines this goal by measuring the number of people who can have a reasonable quantity of potable water for consumption and everyday activities on a regular basis.
Our current focus includes renovating and upgrading 21 water projects:
- 6 gravity-fed water systems
- 8 wells connected to the local power grid
- 7 projects running on generators in remote locations
We’re also expanding our coverage into new areas and villages to provide more people with direct access to water.