MUM is committed to improving the quality of life for Indonesia’s most vulnerable and at risk through education and primary health programmes. These programmes are a comprehensive way to tackle vicious poverty cycles across the country, usually targeting several villages and communities at a time.
MUM’s team works with local communities to develop, plan and direct programmes to support and sustain advancements in quality of life. Our programmes are designed in a robust way to ensure resilience in the face of the ongoing, persistent and destructive natural and man-made disasters that have occurred over recent years throughout the country.
Our team’s extensive experience in disaster relief management and sustainable economic development has guided our base strategy to be centred around the provision and upgrading of primary community health clinics, primary education centres and the construction of clean and reliable sources of water.
Organisation-wide, MUM believes that the most effective means of delivering successful programmes is through an inclusive approach involving local communities, government departments and change-markers across a shared vision. MUM believes all people can contribute positively to their own development. We always strive to incorporate local values and customs into our programmes to ensure sustainable local buy-in and participation.
We recognise our role as guardians of the funds entrusted to us to deliver much needed change to communities in need in Indonesia. We commit to being 100% transparent with all of our funds and pride ourselves on being effective stewards ofevery donation.
Central to our development efforts is the rigorous monitoring and evaluation of our programmes which is in keeping with global best practices. This ensures our programmes are delivering change in the most effective manner and can persist in the face of external shocks such as natural disasters.
MUM’s charter is to deliver community programmes which involve the development of:
MUM’s approach fills the gap between scientific research about what works and practical, on-the-ground solutions for communities in need.
Government commissioned studies indicate that programmes which are intended to provide primary healthcare to the most marginalised parts of society tend to be utilised by more wealthy segments in society. These programmes have failed to address the issue that they were initially designed to tackle. Sources claim that in some cases less than a staggering 1% of the programmes reached the people they intended to assist at inception. (Reports available upon request).
It is this crucial strategic disconnect that has plagued much of the community development activities in Indonesia. Experimental programmes in three test sites in Indonesia confirmed that provision of primary health services to intended recipients was alarmingly low and ineffective in achieving desired outcomes.
At MUM we have developed effective strategies to ensure our promises are delivered to those most in need. These include but are not limited to: