Why World Vision is in Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, and in 2020, floods, earthquakes, and more compounded with the COVID-19 pandemic to increase people’s vulnerability. The restrictions from the pandemic resulted in Indonesia’s first recession in over 20 years, impacting families’ abilities to sufficiently care for their children. Malnutrition and preventable diseases also rose in the face of food insecurity and weakened health systems caused by joint blows of the natural disasters and the pandemic. Thanks to the strong support of partners, World Vision’s COVID-19 response reached nearly 1.5 million people in Indonesia with livelihood and education support, advocacy, and more. People in need received handwashing supplies and clean water access as well as cash vouchers so they could afford food. Kids’ learning was supported with innovations like online recreational activities and capacity building for teachers in the unfamiliar remote teaching environment. Communities were equipped to advocate locally and nationally for children’s rights and needed assistance for vulnerable families, so people can remain resilient during the effects of the pandemic.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Indonesia

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Parents were equipped with positive parenting strategies to help them discipline their children in healthy and productive ways.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Local communities were equipped with supplies to combat COVID-19 such as masks and public hand washing stations.
  • Hundreds of children received health screenings and those who were underweight were enrolled in nutritional rehabilitation programs.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • World Vision helped support kids and families as they transitioned to at-home learning by providing over 300 educational kits.
  • Teachers were equipped to teach remotely and given the supplies they needed to be successful.

Prayer Requests from Indonesia

World Vision's staff in Indonesia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For the children and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the most vulnerable.


  • For the government to manage the pandemic effectively for citizens, including the vaccination programs.


News from Indonesia

From the Field

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history, was caused by a massive undersea earthquake. Nearly 230,000 people died, and millions more lost everything. World Vision raised more than $350 million and mounted the largest disaster response in its history, providing relief and rehabilitation in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and Myanmar over 10 years.

From the Field

7 of the worst disasters in 2018

As these seven of the worst disasters in 2018 show us, children and families around the world experienced tremendous pain and suffering this past year. But there remains a glimmer of light in each of them. Hope has not been snuffed out.