Tell us about your partnerships
Since the beginning this project has been supported by our main partner, Simavi, an INGO from Netherlands. Simavi is our main partner that provides technical and financial assistance mainly at the start up phase. They came to the field to monitor the progress and fed us back with number advises and suggestions on how to gain optimal benefits during the project implementation. At the present, we’re now working closely with local government, local NGO, and CSO as their actually see that this project able to make changes despite its low cost approach.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
The highest diarrhea cases in Indonesia occurs in eastern part of the country, hence this project targets communities living in eastern province. The province is called NTT, while Soe and Kefa is the two poorest districts in NTT. While working at community level, Plan Indonesia pay more attention on how women, children, and people with disabilities adopting hygiene practices and having access to the hygiene facilities. In other words, within thin project Plan Indonesia targets the most marginalized people to have greatest benefits of the hygiene practices and facilities construction
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Plan Indonesia has been working to improve health condition of poor people in Indonesia since 1969. Our works emphasize direct implementation at community level to gain the greatest impact. Our strong experiences in community-based health improvement, supported by reputable staffs and sustainable funding, are the major factor of our success in implementing such innovation. Plan Indonesia receives considerable support from government as our works align to the Indonesian Government’s agenda to improve health status. At the global level, Plan Indonesia has its own networking with other Plan in various countries, such as Plan India, Plan Vietnam, Plan Ghana, etc. Lessons learned and best practices in one country would be replicated to the another one.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
Our approach is like social investment of the community. They need to spend their resource to build their own hygiene facilities and to maintain them. Communities also need to develop media that fits with local context to encourage more people to adopt hygiene practices. New innovation and ideas are also need to be brought by communities so they not merely use old method to adopt hygiene practice