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The Nederland-Batam foundation (Neba) is a small Dutch-based development aid organisation providing social and medical aid to underprivileged people in Indonesia. Its core values are independence and self-reliance to help people shape their own lives and secure their human rights. In order to achieve this it works in cooperation with local Indonesian organisations in the areas of Batam and surrounding islands, the Jakarta/Bandung area on Java island and the province of North-Sulawesi. Work include HIV/AIDS and maternal health related projects, a maternal health hospital, a school for handicapped children, a kidney hospital and a shelter for street-children.

Neba’s first project on Akvo RSR, which was added to the system on 16th August, is a substantial social and medical project in North-Sulawesi. The project has three inter-connected aims: to support community development projects including developments to water and sanitation infrastructure; improve basic and reproductive healthcare for local people and tackle social and medical issues related to HIV/AIDS. A total of €91,000 is needed to achieve these aims, of which €75,000 has already been provided by Dutch partners Impulsis, Health[e]Foundation and Neba. The Indonesian implementation partners are KOMPASS, Serba Usaha Cooperative and Pinaesaan Clinic. A number of achievements have already been realised, including the construction of water tanks and toilets, the purchase of medical, agricultural and cooking equipment and HIV training for 400 medical workers.

Neba’s also on Facebook here.

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Jo Pratt is communications manager at Akvo, based in London.