Shelter Project Indonesia
Type of campaign
Pasaman Regency and West Pasaman Regency, Indonesia
- Shelter assessments and improvements
- Financial assistance
To provide a safe house and temporary shelter for survivors affected by the earthquake in West Sumatra.
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
August - November 2022
Why we've funded this campaign
On 25th February 2022, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck West Sumatra in Indonesia. It caused significant damage to buildings and infrastructure, including schools and homes. Many buildings were destroyed, and others were left unstable, making them unsafe for residents. This led to an urgent need for temporary shelter and basic necessities.
The Indonesia Shelter Project supported 41 families by providing a safe house and temporary shelter assistance packaged at Rp 6,900,000 (about £400) each. By restoring families to a safe home, the project supported the rebuilding of communities and the revival of the local economy.
What is the objective?
The purpose of our shelter rehabilitation campaign was to support families and communities affected by the natural disaster. By rebuilding shelters, we don’t just improve living conditions – we also provide a sense of security and stability to those in need.
Rehabilitating homes enables people to rebuild their communities and build resilience for the future. It meets some of our overarching objectives: - Supporting sustainable development - Protecting human rights - Promoting peace and stability.
How has the campaign been going?
We have successfully provided 20 temporary homes in Pasaman and 21 across West Pasaman, giving 41 families safe and secure shelter in the earthquake’s aftermath
Did the campaign encounter any obstacles?
How has the campaign changed lives?
It’s clear to see how this project changed lives. After the earthquake left many families homeless, our work helped to improve their living conditions and reduce stress and trauma.
Returning families to their homes also provided them with health and financial benefits. Having an increased sense of security contributed towards greater wellbeing and lower risk of disease. Families could get back on their feet and resume their livelihoods, restoring financial stability and independence. In this way, our project has improved life for the whole local community.