Nov 4, 2014

Providing homes for the needy

Building homes, improving lives in Indonesia

In October, seven female employees from Henkel Indonesia spent a day building homes for vulnerable families in Jakarta. The building project, organized by Habitat for Humanity and Miracle Aesthetic Clinic, aims to provide decent homes and alleviate poverty.

With a strong spirit of volunteerism, our spirited ladies joined the outreach activity with the clinic employees and other helpers. A total of 40 women were involved in building three houses that day. Despite it being the first time for almost all of our colleagues, the ladies were eager to pitch in for the community.

Marni Novalina Lubis, Human Resources Specialist, Indonesia, said, “Personally meeting the homeowners and their children was an enlightening experience. I am glad to be able to share the joy and bring hope to these families.”

Marni emphasized, “We are not just building four walls and a roof; we are building homes to improve their basic quality of life. The children will have a better place to study, while families benefit from a better living environment.”

In the coming months—supported by Henkel’s MIT (Make an Impact on Tomorrow) funding— Henkel Indonesia will be working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes and provide improved water sanitation for the Tanjong Anom Village in Tangerang.

*Women volunteers from Henkel Indonesia. From left: Daisy, Marketing Manager, Industrial Adhesives; Yessica Vianita Barus, Operations Controller and Financial Analyst; Marni Novalina Lubis, Human Resources Specialist; Hilda Vilisia Halomoan, Sales Engineer, Industrial Adhesives; Nurjanah, Customer Service, General Industry Adhesives; Nancy Rhee, South East Asia Operations Controller; Arin Sandrina (front), Marketing Specialist, General Industry Adhesives and Transport and Metal Adhesives.