Matawai: Fair Future’s Eye-opening Documentary on East Indonesia’s Water Crisis

September 26, 2023
Matawai serves as a profound wake-up call to the global community about the water crisis in Eastern Indonesia. Produced by Fair Future Foundation, this compelling documentary vividly portrays the day-to-day struggles of rural families. Through this film, you'll also witness the groundbreaking initiatives we've implemented to transform access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education. We invite you to join Fair Future in advocating for universal access to these basic human needs. - Thank you for your interest.

Access to clean water should not be considered a privilege but rather a fundamental human right.

Matawai aims to expose this undeniable truth, spotlighting Fair Future’s vital work in the quest for universal clean water and sanitation access.

The Fair Future Foundation, committed to sustainably improving rural communities’ health and well-being conditions in Eastern Indonesia, goes beyond state-of-the-art medical programs like #KawanSehat, #ZeronMalaria, and #PrimaryMedicalCare. At the core of our action lies the #WaterConnections initiative, which guarantees equitable access to sufficient, high-quality water.

In a society where clean water is often considered a luxury, we emphasize that it is a fundamental human right. We’ve witnessed first-hand how life can be negatively impacted in the absence of this essential resource. Without water, not only do sanitary conditions deteriorate, but economic and social development opportunities are also severely limited.

Water is not a privilege; it’s a birthright. ‘Matawai’ compels us all to confront the harsh realities of water scarcity in Eastern Indonesia and rallies us to act. Together with Fair Future Foundation, let’s turn the tide and ensure that clean water and sanitation become universally accessible, now and for future generations.

Our recent documentary, “Matawai,” shines a spotlight on these often-overlooked realities. Filmed in close collaboration with the communities we serve, it portrays the daily lives of rural families for whom access to water is a constant struggle. These families often walk miles to collect just ten liters of water, which are frequently unsuitable for consumption. The documentary also explores various innovative initiatives and solutions that Fair Future implements, including artesian wells, water filtration systems, and educational programs to promote hygiene and sanitation.

We also incorporate a gender perspective into our programs, encouraging the active participation of both women and men in water and sanitation management. This involves more than simple water distribution but extends to broader aspects like hygiene education, community resource sharing, and the development of water-related micro-enterprises.

We hope that “Matawai” serves as an eye-opener and a catalyst for action. The challenges are immense, but with your support, we can build a future where access to clean water is not a privilege but a universal right. Fair Future’s teams invite you to join us in this crucial mission and wish you an informative and mobilizing viewing experience of our documentary.

Thank you very much for your support.

Alex Wettstein – Fair Future Foundation medico-social camp in East Sumba – Rumah Kambera, Lambanapu,
September 26th, 2023.

Matawai: Fair Future’s Eye-Opening Documentary on East Indonesia’s Water Crisis

Living without clean water in East Sumba is more than an inconvenience: it’s a health and education hazard. Families are exposed to diseases like diarrhea and cholera, and young girls often sacrifice their schooling to fetch water, a task made even more complicated when they are menstruating.

At Fair Future, we’re transforming this challenging reality. We’re changing the game on multiple fronts by providing clean water closer to homes. Exhausting treks under the hot sun become a thing of the past, freeing up time for mothers to work and boost the local economy. Young girls can return to school and look forward to a brighter future. Most importantly, the risk of diseases decreases significantly, allowing children to grow up healthy and easing parents’ anxiety.

But we don’t stop at water. Our mission encompasses education, well-being, and economic development. What we offer is much more than a vital resource; it’s dignity, opportunity, and a more promising future for an entire community.

Thank you for standing with us. Together, we do much more than provide water; we transform lives.


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