Indonesia, Ende AP

Indonesia, Ende AP

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Impact Area Population: 18,884 people
Programme Lifespan: 2014 – 2028
For more information on the community and World Vision’s interventions, download the detailed AP profile (in PDF).

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World Vision started an AP in 2014 after a thorough assessment of Ende in 2012. Measured against standard indicators of economic development needs, Ende emerged as an area where the vulnerability of children needed to be urgently addressed. 

In Ende, traditional attitudes towards children are harsh and unsympathetic. They are viewed as free labour and are often denied their right to study so that they can work to supplement the family income. Cases of physical and sexual abuse are not taken seriously and are unreported or left unsolved, affecting and scarring children emotionally and mentally. 

In terms of healthcare concerns, the main issues that compromise the health of children are the lack of access to clean water, the prevalence of unhygienic behaviours and poor sanitation systems. Approximately 40% of the community practices open defecation as there are no proper toilets. 

Also, Ende's economic development falls behind national statistics. Their main source of income is agriculture but the productivity of existing farming methods is low due to a lack of understanding, poor management, pests and diseases. 

Key Challenges: 
1. Children are neglected and often abused physically, psychologically and sexually
2. Children are especially prone to disease due to poor environmental sanitation, lack of clean water, and poor hygiene
3. Children are not receiving the nutrition necessary for healthy growth 
Programme Goal: 

The overall goal of Ende AP is for children, who are the most vulnerable, to be cared for in a loving and safe family and community environment with safe places to play.