The sub-district of Mauk in the northern area of Tangerang district, is one of the locations chosen by Habitat for Humanity Indonesia, as a focus area for its holistic community based housing solutions. Located two and a half hours from Jakarta, it is a mostly rural area with low population density, geographically flat, and a large proportion of wetlands.
May 26, 2015 Tangerang
Building homes, rebuilding lives
On 18 April, a team of 60 volunteers from Henkel Indonesia flew to Tangerang to participate in a house-building project in the village of Tanjung Anom. With funding from Henkel’s ‘Make an Impact on Tomorrow’ (MIT) initiative, Henkel partnered with the Habitat for Humanity to provide better housing and water sanitation facilities for the rural communities of Mauk, Tangerang.
Through its collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, Henkel is contributing towards improving the lives of the local communities of Mauk. Employee volunteers from Henkel participated in the building of two houses with toilets, water and sanitation facilities and a 100-meter drainage system. They were actively involved in all stages of house-building: from laying the foundation and assembling bricks, to painting the houses.
Hany Tovina, Safety Health Environment and Quality Officer from Henkel’s adhesive plant in Tangerang, said, “I am honored and proud to be one of the Henkel volunteers. I must admit it wasn’t easy, yet I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to contribute to the community by building a better home for them.”