Background and Mission

Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM)

Established in 1976, Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM) is a registered charitable organization in Indonesia, and today runs various projects in West Java and Central Kalimantan, with previous experience running a 5-year post-tsunami relief project in Aceh and a 2-year post-tsunami relief project in Central Sulawesi. YUM’s vision and mission is to work with communities in providing support in the areas of health, education, and community development in order to empower children, families, and communities in Indonesia to lift themselves out of poverty. The target population of YUM’s projects is individuals (of all ages, religions, genders, and ethnicities) and families living in poverty. The projects run by YUM use a holistic approach to providing services to those in need. Currently, YUM supports around 15,000 people every year in West Java and Central Kalimantan, where more than half of the population meets the criteria of poor living conditions and does not have access to quality health and education facilities.

The Experience

During the Project Visit, we will take you to see our Vocational Training Center (VTC), where you will be able to experience the various work readiness courses offered to youth living in Bukit Batu. A few minutes walk from the VTC, we will take you to visit our Agroforestry project and research center, which is used as a model and training ground for local smallholder farmers. Here, you will learn about the various sustainable local best practices that have been researched over the years. Lastly, we will take you back to the VTC and show you how YUM’s Stunting Prevention program works in villages with women community leaders to ensure healthy pregnancy and the delivery of healthy babies.

Duration Time

The visit will last approximately 90 minutes, including travel time.

What To Bring
Bring good walking shoes, a bottle of water, a sunhat, and sunscreen, which will make your visit to the Agroforestry project more enjoyable and comfortable as it will be outdoors.
What Is Included
  • Bathrooms are available on-site.
  • Refreshments will be provided to our visitors during the visit.
  • We will be selling merchandise and products made from our own garden. Payment can be made in cash (Indonesian rupiah only).
Meeting Point

The meeting points will be at the Swissbel Hotel and Rungan Sari (more indications, to follow.) Please plan to be at least 10 minutes before the assigned departure time to avoid missing your bus!

Cost
USD 16.50 (USD 5 to cover transportation and USD 11.50 to offset project expenses.)
Any donation through SDIA is optional but will be much appreciated. We are currently raising funds to continue training smallholder farmers in agroforestry methods and need all the help we can get.