Off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia, the tiny island of Maringkik has been forgotten by the Indonesian government. Promises of building toilets for the island‘s only school to over 250 kids, have never been kept. Students of age 4 -12 are forced to go to the beach to relief themselves during school time.
- Our objective in building a safe and sustainable toilet block is to improve the current quality of life and sanitation in our shark fishing community. To create change, we must re-build starting from the bottom, investing in assets that improve basic human needs is seen as a core priority for our Crew.
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💸 Where is $20,000 being spent?
- Toilet block to accomodate 250 school children (Son's and daughters of fishermen) = $15,000 (AUD)
- Inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene in Indonesia is estimated to cost approximately US$6.3 billion, or more than 2.4 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).
- In Indonesia, it is estimated that some 150,000 children die each year as a consequence of open defecation.