At A Glance: Since 1975, Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM) has sought to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Indonesia, especially in regions where access to healthcare and education is severely limited. YUM works in the areas of health, education and community development and oversees projects addressing issues such as malaria control, access to clean water, sanitation, nutrition, health education, agriculture and microcredit. YUM also operates a vocational centre that teaches valuable skills such as computer skills and sewing, which improve employability.

Goals: Improve the lives of a primarily rural population in Central Kalimantan where the majority of individuals survive on less than a dollar a day.

Results: YUM’s comprehensive mandate to improve the lives of rural Indonesians includes vocational training, disaster support, medical interventions, community libraries, computer classes, educational materials and teacher training, which collectively impact over 15,000 people, including: 

  • 1,352 youth and women trained in the skills-based Vocational Training Center
  • 2,155 children benefiting from books distributed to local schools
  • 465 children receiving anti-parasite medications 
  • 5,900 family members with improved nutrition, with an emphasis on babies 
  • 13,000 individuals helped via Palu & Donggala emergency relief

Resources: www.yumindonesia.org