Yayasan Pondok Kasih (the House of Love Foundation) is a dynamic Christian organisation based in East Java and reaches out to over 50 poor and marginalised communities in Indonesia's 2nd largest city. Many of these communities have up to 300 people each and are situated in such places as under a motorway bridge, on garbage tips or even in a graveyard. One community comprises displaced victims of a huge mud disaster through which thousands or homes and livelihoods were destroyed.
MV offices in Australia and NZ partner with Pondok Kasih to serve and assist them in this vital, growing ministry. People from Muslim, Hindu and Christian background alike are offered skills, training and other assistance such as clean water and sanitation systems as a practical demonstration of God's love.
MVNZ is committing to assist the the Foundation’s water and sanitation projects where possible, by raising funds and involving consulting engineers with relevant experience on the field. Since these projects began in the early 2000s, the impact has been amazing, including:
Surabaya & environs: over 760 systems
Sumatra: over 200 systems - following the tsunami disaster
Sulawesi: 5 moulds sent
Central Java: over 1,385 systems for poor families
Madura: over 100 systems
Your gift (any amount) will help provide safe, clean water for even more household or community - while opening the door for Community Health Education programmes as practical expressions of God's love.