Indonesia: Kopi Nande
In Indonesia, the Kopi Nande project is working with women’s groups that are part of the Pembianaan Kesejahteraan Keluarga (PKK, or “family welfare movement”), focusing on one of the women’s groups within the PKK, Usaha Peningkatan Pendapatan Keluarga (UP2K), which has a primary focus on generating household income. The program features a series of workshops on how women can have more of a voice in their families and communities, and then build the confidence to advocate for a specific issue they identify in the village governance structure. Follow-up trainings will focus on women’s leadership, governance, management, strategic planning, Asset Based Community Development, business planning, financial literacy, and community mobilization.
Volunteers from the women’s groups will be recruited into cadres that will be trained in key water and sanitation messages, and they will spread them in their communities through monthly seminars, including in schools. The project also includes the construction of 18 community water and sanitation facilities spread across five communities as demonstration projects. These public facilities include a sanitation cubicle (with shower, toilet, washbasin, sink, and storage tank) and a public water distribution point and will demonstrate the benefit of latrines and shower facilities, while also providing more water distribution points to reach more community members and decrease travel to access water in the village.
Working through the cadres, the project will promote simple actions that can create a healthier home environment, including home-based composting, creating home gardens and improving water storage.
Finally, the Kopi Nande initiative will reduce water pollution that results from dumping the wastewater from the coffee washing process into local waterways by installing coffee bean washing stations or wet mills in each of the five villages. These stations will permit the wastewater to be processed and treated to reduce the organic pollutants before being released into local streams.