About half of all Indonesians live on less than two dollars a day. Employment growth has been slower than population growth. Public services remain inadequate by middle-income standards, and health indicators are poor. The island is also one of the most disaster-prone nations in the world.
- Economic opportunity: Providing technical assistance, training and financial services to microfinance institutions throughout the country and helping spice farmers earn more income
- Health: Raising awareness and supporting mothers to practice and promote exclusive breastfeeding
- Water: Improving sanitation and hygiene in crowded urban areas with a mobile sludge removal service
- Disaster preparedness: Identifying and mapping areas at risk and helping those communities plan, train and practice how to respond when disasters occur
- Emergency response: Maintaining a response team ready to quickly deploy and provide immediate relief to survivors during the critical first months after a disaster strikes
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Indonesia: Meet our Indonesia earthquake response team
Meet members of the Indonesia emergency response team who are on the ground now focused on helping Indonesians survive and recover after a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Indonesia: Quick facts: Indonesia earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters
Indonesia has coped with the challenges of natural disasters for hundreds of years. Learn more about them and how you can help the island country recover from this latest disaster.
Indonesia: John Deere partnership empowers rice farmers in Asia
In 2014 Mercy Corps joined forces with John Deere to help improve the livelihoods of rice farmers. To date this programme has supported 8,310 smallholder rice farmers in Indonesia.
Indonesia: Monitoring the volcano in Bali
Mercy Corps is monitoring the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia, which has experienced a recent increase in seismic activity that indicates a possible eruption.
Indonesia: Monitoring needs in Aceh, Indonesia after earthquake
Mercy Corps carefully and quickly evaluates every emergency and where we can best meet immediate needs. We do not have a presence in the Indonesian province affected by last week's earthquake, and the Indonesian government has not indicated that our assistance is needed.
Indonesia: Emergency support helps mothers through flood
In unsanitary and crowded evacuation centers, Hati Kami mother care groups were more important than ever, helping women keep their babies healthy.
Indonesia, Philippines: Meet our field staff: Dewi
When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Dewi Hanifah, a seasoned first responder, was quickly deployed to the devastated region.
Indonesia: Emergency support ready in disaster-prone region
Our Indonesia Response Team is positioned to rush relief to families when emergencies like this month's flooding in West Java strike this vulnerable nation.
Indonesia: New initiative helps small businesses grow online
Custom-Clouds will launch in Indonesia and offer affordable website services to connect entrepreneurs with an increasingly global economy.