Who are we?
The Java Village foundation focuses on health, education and economic independence for the most vulnerable inhabitants of the Indonesian village of Cisarua. We stimulate and support local initiatives to break the vicious circle of poverty and to work together for a brighter future.
The foundation bases its activities on the demands, needs and priorities of the villagers. We focus mainly on the most vulnerable groups in the village: children, youth and women who are the wage-earners of their families, ensuring that the offered will improve self-reliance and solidarity.
De stichting baseert haar werk hierbij op de vragen, behoeften en de prioriteiten van de dorpsbewoners. Daarbij wordt vooral aandacht besteed aan de meest kwetsbare groepen in de samenleving: kinderen, jongeren en vrouwen die kostwinner zijn. Belangrijke voorwaarde is dat de geboden hulp structureel de zelfredzaamheid en de solidariteit bevordert.
In a film you can see and listen to Mies Grijns’ story about her commitment to the village.
How can you help us?
You can help us by making a donation. By supporting our Sponsor a Student progamme a student will be able to follow secondary education. You could also become a Friend of Java Village.
Another way to support us is by doing your online shopping via Doel Shop and choosing Java Village as your charity, as a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Java Village. The same applies for online book purchases via YouBeDo.
Java Village welcomes volunteers who would like to help Java Village with its charity work. If you would like to be kept informed about our activities, please subscribe to our Newsletter, which is published four times a year.