Improving People's Livelihoods
Our Community-Based Total Sanitation (CLTS) program can create multiple benefits in the areas of health improvement, economic development, educational development and socio-cultural development. We collaborate with local youth organizations and empower them to be sanitation entrepreneurs. Around 270 youth received our professional sanitation marketing training in 2014.
As the demand for better facilities increased, we encouraged the establishment of APPSANI (a sanitation organization) in Tabalong and Balangan to fulfill the need for proper, affordable sanitation. APPSANI has installed 323 sanitation facilities for villagers, generating revenue of US$43,000 and a net profit of US$17,150 in 2014.
During 2013, our economic development program focused on capacity building, increasing the participation and involvement of the beneficiaries, and increasing economic opportunities in local communities. One of the programs we carried out was Gerakan Pengembangan Adaro Mandiri (Adaro Independent Village Development), which aims to develop entrepreneurial capabilities in villages. Thus far, 106 villages around Adaro Indonesia’s operational area have participated in the program.
We also cultivate tilapia fish in a pond created in a former Paringin mine area to help local fish farmers increase productivity as well as to prove that an ex-mine area is safe for fishery development.
We are implementing a management system for these rubber plantations that includes two arrangements: first, co-operation by hamparan (a group of farmers) to convert their unused lands into a single rubber plantation, which will be managed by the farmers’ co-operative; second, the creation of a model plantation that will be replicated in all villages surrounding Adaro Indonesia’s operational area.
We have taught the hamparan rubber farmers to organize themselves into groups known as Kelompok Tani, a practice expected to encourage better co-operation and co-ordination. We also formed an association of high-quality seed farmers to guarantee supply.
Given all of this, we expect that local farmers would be able to produce a good quality of harvest and get a fair price in return. The model plantation is also expected to serve as a learning facility for rubber farmers in each village. This will further support our goal of making rubber farming the primary alternative source of livelihood in the communities in which we operate.
Sustainability ReportsAdaro Indonesia’s presence in South Kalimantan has influenced the current economic, social and natural environment of the province down to village level, and the company recognizes that there is a responsibility to give back to these local communities to ensure the development of a better life in the surrounding areas.
To see comprehensive details of Adaro Indonesia’s activities in social responsibility and sustainability, download our most recent Sustainability Report:Adaro Indonesia Sustainability Report 2012-2013
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