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… different locations of the Child Survival Programs. For instance, the Child Survival Program in Papua offers “noken” making. A noken is a traditional bag from Papau, so it is only appropriate to offer that particular skill in that area of the country.

Another region of the country teaches a certain type of flower making while another offers cake, bread and pastry making. Generally these skills are taught once or twice a month. If Complimentary Intervention funds are used for …

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… at home without medical assistance. Her at-home delivery is typical among women in Indonesia’s Papua province.

Most Papuan women still give birth with traditional methods in a honai – a traditional Papuan house made of wood with a grass bed.

Women also prefer to give birth at home because they are afraid of the service from health workers who are not always friendly. Many women believe that it is more efficient to give birth at home alone or with help of someone who lives nearby. …

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… water. But for many years, struggling to find fresh water was a way of life in Meagama Village in Papua, Indonesia’s largest province.

Longstanding agreements with other villages limited the sources where each community could draw water. For the villagers of Meagama, accessing water meant a two-hour journey on foot. Because they usually used a bucket to transport their water, obtaining enough water to meet their needs often required several trips.

But the difficulties didn’t …

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… one strategic way to help eradicate poverty in Indonesia.

“I want to help the poor people in Papua villages by providing them hydro-energy technology. They have the resources everywhere; now they need the expertise, technology and people who are willing to go there.”

Ronny considers studying and learning more about hydro energy and other power sources a calling. He has a dream to develop more hydro potential in eastern Indonesia, an area known for its severe poverty, widespread …

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… known as a common and frightening morning greeting for them.”

Kelina lives in Wamena, West Papua, a small city on the western side of the remote island of New Guinea. Wamena women are known as caring people and responsible mothers. Even though they have two major responsibilities, to go to the farmland and take care of their children every day, they still have love to share with their family.

That responsibility encourages Wamena women to be strong against all challenges. Even when …

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