In 2016, JET Foundation funded a program to provide clean water & sanitation systems to Sisobahili , a remote village on the island of Nias, off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
There is no vehicle access to this village. Visitors must hike for 2 hours along a dirt track (after an arduous 4 wheel drive trip). Families in this village of 1,000 must walk 2km just to collect water.
The project is a collaborative effort. The villagers provide labour and local materials such as sand and gravel. Surfaid and Jord will provide tanks, cement, piping and the technical expertise required to enable the works to be completed.
In time, Jord staff will have a chance to visit Nias, to provide first hand support to Surfaid. For those so inclined, there’s also an opportunity to find some remote, isolated surf breaks.
Visit www.surfaid.org to learn more about this fine organisation that Jord is delighted to support.