Saving Lives through Gotong Royong: Indonesia *RERUN
Indonesia has been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic in South-East Asia. Its economy has taken a massive blow, and many are struggling to put food on the table. As government support is widely criticized as ineffective, people have come together to provide mutual aid under the banner of gotong royong. The phrase means "carrying together" in Javanese and its spirit can be found across the country. Meet the women and volunteers working hard to support their neighbors.
People affected by the coronavirus pandemic line up for meal trays from NGO Foodbank of Indonesia, or FOI
FOI provides supplies to around 1,000 preschools around Indonesia
Nearly 5,000 women from around the country volunteer for FOI
Another NGO in eastern Java is supporting farmers unable to sell their produce due to the pandemic