Dear Friends of Tugu,
First of all we wish to thank you all for the good wishes and want to let you know that all of our Staff are safe and without injury.
Thanks to the wonderful support and donations from guests, friends and partners, to this day, we have managed to help 140 remote evacuation camps (roundly 40,000 people) in many causes, including providing food, water, and sanitation supply, water tanks, water pumps, water filters, generator sets, tents, blankets, books, school materials for schools and many more. We have provided almost 300 public toilets for the camps, roundly 200 water containers of 550 ltr for the villages, tarp tents and materials for 100 primary schools. We are now moving to semi-permanent house project, to give them shelter for up to 1-2 years, while waiting for the house rebuilding fund that has been promised by the government.
More than 350,000 people in north Lombok are still living under tarp roof on fields and their home yards to this day, more than 2 (two) months after the earthquake happened, and the rainy season is coming very soon.
These semi-permanent housing are 3x4m2/house, some made of bamboo poles, thatched bamboo walls, and palm leaf roof, and some others of bamboo pole, kalsiboard and spandex roof, with the cost of Rp. 2,500,000/house/family. We are well on progress with our 500 first houses. Many more (there were more than 130,000 houses destroyed) as we do not have confirmation yet regarding when the funds for the permanent houses will be available. And now with the disaster in Palu and Donggala, everyone in the villages seem to think it might take much longer until they can have these funds available and rebuild, as the attention shifted that way.
It would be great if we can build more houses for them so they have shelter in the next 6-12 months at least. Your kind help to organize these houses for these victims would be greatly appreciated.
We sincerely hope that the outside world will help Lombok rebuild its island and support us all in our hand of need. Thank you so much for anything you can do to help, and please share to your friends.
Our Warmest Regards,