Amos Australia began in 2005 with a small group of us wanting to go above and beyond the assistance that our church was providing to sister churches in Indonesia. While we thought the program was beneficial, we wanted to go even further by providing a broad range of assistance to whole communities. We began partnering with YRM in Eastern Sumba to deliver an anti-malarial program. From there, Amos Australia was born.
We continued to work with YRM while also attempting to set-up a local organisation in Eastern Sumba. Since then, we’ve focused primarily on making additional partnerships with other local organisations in Nusa Tengara Timur (NTT) - one of Indonesia's poorest provinces. We've found that local organisations are the best way of assisting rural communities, as they have a wealth of local knowledge, relationships and rapport that we could never achieve by ourselves. You can read more about them and their good work here.