Six houses for Tasikmalaya earthquake survivors

5 houses built and 1 house renovated for earthquake survivors in Tasikmalaya, West Java.


Pekerti has built five houses and renovated another for earthquake survivors in Tasikmalaya, West Java.

In early September 2009, residents of Tasikmalaya and surrounding areas suffered a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. The earthquake occurred at 2:55 pm local time and resulted in the deaths of more than 81 people. 45 people remain lost and 1238 people were injured. 177, 490 Indonesians were displaced after hundreds of thousands of buildings were damaged.

Pekerti immediately organised two assistance programs, emergency aid and housing reconstruction. Less than a week after the earthquake Pekerti sent emergency assistance in the form of funds for the victims. The funds were provided directly by Pekerti to the village head to be distributed to the community. Several areas in the regencies of Ciamis and Tasikmalaya were then visited.

Sanusi's house

Assistance in the form of housing reconstruction was made possible by Ten Thousand Villages, Canada and their $12,000 donation to Pekerti. Pekerti used this money to build five houses and renovate one, for our producers who were found to have been victims. The development of five houses was done in Purwajaya village, Purwadadi, Ciamis, West Java. The house renovated belongs to Pekerti’s producer Wawan Dharmawan, who produces angklung music instruments and raw material bamboo products in Cijeujing Village Cijeujing sub-district, Ciamis.

Thank you to Ten Thousand Villages Canada for your highly valued contribution in the wake of the Tasikmalaya earthquake!

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