Depok, West Java – Human Initiative, a globally-reaching humanitarian organization, is taking action in mitigating the effects of drought resulting from the prolonged dry season in Indonesia. As an initial step, Human Initiative has unveiled the simultaneous implementation of water distribution and well construction programs on the solusipeduli.org website on Monday (9/11).
Andjar Radite, Vice President of Operations at Human Initiative, revealed that all parties need to undertake mitigation efforts to address the broader impacts of the prolonged dry season. This is Human Initiative’s response to the forecast by the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) during a press conference on (8/9) that the rainy season is expected to start in early November 2023.
“The impact of this year’s drought is extraordinarily widespread, with drought occurring everywhere. In addressing it, we can all collaborate with the government and play a part in mitigating drought in Indonesia,” said Andjar.
This initiative aligns with Human Initiative’s vision of Mobilizing Goodness to Dignify Humanity. Human Initiative hopes that these two programs can inspire generosity, starting from small acts of kindness that can eventually have a larger impact.
“In fulfilling this commitment, Human Initiative will deploy water tank trucks to 100 drought-stricken areas in Indonesia. The distribution of clean water will occur once a week at each location, from September to December,” Andjar stated.
Additionally, there is a planned well construction program in 100 drought-stricken areas in Indonesia. These well constructions will have a depth ranging from 15-20 meters and will be equipped with sanitation facilities. In addition to providing access to clean water, this program also promotes Clean and Healthy Living Behavior (PHBS) throughout Indonesia.