We’re still a small organisation, but we love what we do. On the Indonesian end, Clinton and Jake work together with four local organisations who support communities on all of the major islands in the province of NTT: West Timor, Rote, Sabu, Sumba and Flores. We also have a developing partnership with an organisation in North-eastern Cambodia. Our partner organisations do a wide range of good work including:
· Providing small-scale business and agricultural assistance · Providing micro-finance loans · Creating fair-trade markets for rural communities · Providing training to improve traditional sources of income such as weaving · Assisting rural communities to access allocated government funding · Improving sanitation, agricultural practices and access to water - Helping with the longer-term recovery from the tsunami that hit the city of Palu in Central Sulawesi in 2018
On the Australian end, Aimee has been busy arranging regular events ranging from outdoor film nights to 'mini conferences'. Arlene is also working towards publishing our third magazine in early March 2021 that will consider issues of poverty from a number of angles, and the members of our board will continue providing guidance to our team on the ground.
As an organisation, we’re young and small, but we believe this also gives us a vibrancy and nimbleness that are important aspects of our work. Like most not-for-profit organisations, we have more ideas than resources, so sometimes things move a little slower than we’d like. But we’re also content that we’re doing good and important work, and we've found that our interactions with our partners and the people they serve has also been good for our own growth and walk with Jesus.