Mbinudita Water Connections



Access to clean water is less affordable and does not have sufficient financial capacity to fulfill clean water for school residents and local residents in Mbinudita People from remote areas mostly do not have sufficient knowledge, capacity and resources. Therefore, they cannot construct or imagine technical solutions aimed at improving their living conditions.
Communities are unable to adopt a healthy lifestyle, especially in relation to access to clean water and adequate sanitation solutions

Benefit recipients

  • School Residents
  • Mbinudita Village residents

Drilling Wells

To get a better quality of clean water, it is necessary to measure and drill wells to a certain depth according to the results of measurements made by experts.

Conventional wells made by local people generally do not apply measurement methods, so the water obtained does not always get good quality clean water.

Advantages of Drilling Wells

  • Better quality and high changes to get quality clean water
  • Machine drilled wells allow for greater depths than manual/conventional wells


Electrical Installation to Pump Water Up the Hill

When measuring and searching for underground springs by experts, it was found that the water points for drilling were in hilly valleys, so that water had to rise from the drilling point of the well following the elevation of the slope and the height of the hill with a pipe length of approximately 200 meters.

A submersible pump with a total head of more than 120 meters is required and an electric power capacity ranging from 1200 to 3000 watts per hour.

It is planned to use a 5000 watt diesel generator with an electrical installation of up to 250 meters.

Ferro-cement Water Tank & Rainwater Harvester

Residents have to walk 1.5 – 3 kilometers to springs or wells. Residents do not have water reservoirs around their homes. No one has taken rainwater for household needs yet

Preparation Village Mbinudita is located in the west-central part of East Sumba Regency which has an average rainfall of 1,500 – 2,000 mm per year* or higher than other areas in the Regency. This means that it has the potential to harvest rainwater.

Advantages of making a Ferrocement Tank

  • Cheap solution for water storage
  • Very High Durability than other materials
  • Unlimited flexibility for shapes and sizes
  • Easy to build
  • Easily duplicated by villagers


Water Distribution

Community involvement is an important point in the water distribution process.

From excavation, pipe installation involves the beneficiary community to ensure optimal use and maintenance. Everything can be done independently without the help of experts, and all with the spirit of togetherness.

The sense of belonging to the facilities that were built together will be a strong capital so that the facilities are maintained and safe.

Public Toilets & Healthy Sanitation

A rural area that is quite far from the city and has
limitations, related to building materials and experts. This is
challenges for effective and efficient development solutions.
using the same technology as the manufacture of water tanks,
We adopt Ferro-cement for toilet construction.

Pros of Ferrocement konstruksi construction

  • Low cost
  • Appropriate technology with high earthquake resistance
  • Unlimited flexibility for shapes and sizes
  • Easy to build
  • Easily duplicated by villagers


Hydraulic Ram Pump (Hydram Pump)

The hydraulic ram pump is a water pump that is driven by water with a height difference.

Springs in Mbinudita are available with this method to provide closer access to villagers living in the hills and surrounding areas

The advantages of the hydram pump

  • Using renewable energy sources
  • No electric power required
  • Very effective in mountainous areas


Nutrition Garden

In 2013 in East Sumba there were approximately 2500 children of which 51.3% were stunted. Meanwhile, the stunting rate in East Sumba decreased in 2019 to 25%.

The province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) is still the province with the highest stunting rate in Indonesia. Therefore, NTT requires extra education and nutrition since pregnancy.*

The advantages of having a Nutrition Garden

  • To help overcome malnutrition and
    micronutrient deficiency with vegetable consumption


Knowledge Improvement through Training

Inadequate infrastructure in remote areas and the relatively low level of public education cause people in remote areas to lack understanding and knowledge about clean and healthy living behavior and how appropriate technology can be the solution.

Training is needed to increase the knowledge capacity of the community to find solutions and be willing to change behavior to improve quality of life and better health.

In this training, the community will be invited to learn together about appropriate technology and infrastructure knowledge, knowledge about Clean and Healthy Living Behaviors to help create changes in behavior, knowledge, and beliefs about health both at school, at home and in the community.

Activating the Water Committee / Community

To ensure the sustainability of development and the use of facilities is maintained, it is necessary to have a clean water committee that will work and function as a supervisor and daily implementer for the maintenance and repair of clean water facilities that have been built.

This will be discussed in the forum and mutually agreed upon by the community, especially the beneficiaries of the facility.

Functions and duties of the Water Community Committee

  • Identify, evaluate, and control risks that have the potential to cause facilities to malfunction or malfunction.

Project Cost


Description Amount
Providing access to clean water for school residents and local residents in Mbinudita : IDR 482.612.000
Training to build clean water infrastructure with appropriate technology : IDR 11,895,000
Healthy lifestyle training and provision of sanitation facilities : Rp 393,835,000
Operational Cost : IDR 165,620,000
Total : Rp 1,053,962,000

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