In every corner of the world, compassion has many forms. On the remote Indonesian island of Sumba, villagers seek basic needs that the western world deems as normal. Water. Health. And education stand as cornerstones to sustain a life. For the Sumbanese, it's simple. Compassion stands as a necessity, not a luxury.
The Sumba Foundation is a U.S. based nonprofit, nongovernmental, 501©3 public charity dedication to reduce the oppressive impact of poverty on Sumba through humanitarian aid.
This is the story of the advances that human compassion from the Sumba Foundation has helped the people of the remote Indonesian island of Sumba and the ongoing challenges that call for your help.
See how children have had eyesight restored with the help of volunteers.
Discover this fascinating corner of the world, the miracles, joy and sorrows its joy, its sorrows and learn how you can help. With your help, the Sumba Foundation has:
- Performed 513 eye operations, including 410 cataract operations.
- Equipped 16 primary schools with water, tables and chairs.
- Built 240 clean water stations West Sumba.
- Supported 16 government midwife clinics with equipment, medicine and training by volunteer medical professionals.
- Helped protect 22,000 people in 400 villages through the Foundation's Malaria Program. Infection rates have been reduced by 85 percent.
If you get involved and open opportunities, you can see how you impact their lives.