Mugiyem's Story: "I Would Neve...

Not much has changed from Mugiyem's daily life in this pandemic. Her routine remains the same, starting from farming to feeding the goat which she maintains from the “Mendo Manunggal” program, one of the local church programs to improve the congregation's economy with a rowdy goat system. She planted corn in a farm about 1 km away from her house. Mugiyem did not give up ev...

Story from the Frontline :

COVID-19 has posed enormous challenges for the Puskesmas (Community Health Center) staffs as one of the frontlines for Covid-19's first treatment in the community. The unpreparedness of Puskesmas such as limited PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), disinfectants, isolation rooms and medical devices for handling the outbreak made the Puskesmas staffs full of anxiety about the threa...

Surviving the Trying Times : Story ...

The sun was strongly shining above the land where the equator circles around. I was sitting under the Mango tree in front of the office listening story told by our friends from KDS (Peer Support Group) Banuatapura. They remained cheerful regardless of the trying situations due to Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, at the end of the conversation, I fortuitously caught a wistful emotion. ...

Pursue Passion at 57

In the last few months, Muji Hartini (57 years old widow) has a new hobby. This hobby began when she was invited to participate in the handwritten batik training held by the Tridadi Village Authority in July. At that time, the Village Authority didn’t only facilitate the training, but also provided the equipment. Mrs. Tini, as she called, tried to make a batik tablecloth as her firs...

Mrs Ratijah and the Story from the ...

The catastrophic events happened so fast. All of a sudden, the earth trembled and buildings collapsed. People ran out of their houses looking for safer place. They knew, it was a powerful earthquake. Unfortunately, Mrs Ratijah (39), didn’t have a chance to save herself. When the quake hit, she was in the bathroom. Mrs Ratijah ran out of the bathroom, wanted to get out of the house, ...

It's good to sweat again

Mrs. Yustriani, a 68 year-old resident of Ngatabaru village in the Sigi district of Indonesia, was very glad to get back to dancing when her Poco Poco group met again for the first time in over a month.  They hadn’t gathered to dance together since the 7.5 magnitude earthquake devastated their community and so many others in Central Sulawesi.                          ...

Nets that Save a Live

"I was one of the longest-hospitalized patients in Bob Bazar Hospital. Everyone had gone home but Pak Rudi and I were still there for quite a long time. When I was finally discharged from the hospital, fortunately there was still a room for me and my family in temporary shelter of Wisma Atlet. Even though I have to have regular treatment in the hospital, but we really wanted to see di...

The Survivors of Sunda Strait Tsuna...

Mrs. Sarnamah (40 y.o) with heavy voice slowly said, "Thank you for always helping us. Since we were in the hospital we received vouchers for food and hot water, and you've been visiting us ever since. Now we're temporarily staying in Wisma Atlet, and we're grateful to receive these kits from you. It is too hard for me to remember, losing all of our belongings was fine, bu...

Doa dari sini hanya nitip

“Doa dari sini hanya nitip” (Cerita Ibu-Ibu Penyintas di Pos Kubu tentang Perayaan Hari Raya Galungan)   Matahari tepat di atas kami, kurang lebih pukul 13.00 WITA, beberapa ibu dari Desa Sebudi yang termasuk KRB III berkumpul di depan sub-pos Krisna yang telah ditutupi dan disekat dengan terpal PMI. Tampak seorang lansia kura...

“Tidak Ada Pemasukan, hanya Penge...

“Besok tepat kami satu bulan disini, sejak tanggal 22 September saat kami mengungsi dari kampung”.  Cerita Bapak Nyoman Sudi (40 thn) salah satu pengungsi yang mendatangi kami (tim YEU) saat  istirahat dalam pelayanan pendampingan di Pos Kubu Kabupaten Bangli. Rasa bosan, jenuh, capai dan lelah nampak dari setiap tarikan nafas dan bahasa tubuh yang kami tangkap. Berulang-ulang P...

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