Oxfam in Indonesia

Restoring Coastal Livelihoods is Oxfam Canada’s featured project in Indonesia.

Restoring Coastal Livelihoods

Women speak up in village after village, all along the coast of South Sulawesi, Indonesia where an Oxfam program called Restoring Coastal Livelihoods is underway. More than 1,000 women have received training at coastal field schools. Dozens of women’s economic groups are building thriving businesses. Individual women have found their voice at home and in their communities.



 Success Stories


Muslimah Amazed and Proud
The program is teaching hundreds of women like Muslimah the skills and confidence to help their poor communities flourish. Trained in small farming techniques and leadership skills, she was “amazed and proud” to represent her women’s group at village planning meetings.


When Women Find Their Voice
Nurlia not only got involved in the women’s economic group, she became the driving force, motivating other women in her hamlet to participate and zeroing in on literacy as a key early step to success.

 Restoring coastal lands
"I learnt a better way to prepare land for rice using organic fertilisers, and that spacing the seedlings reduced competition, making them grow better. I also got to know that there are seeds that can be grown in salty land and was really keen to try them." – Halmia, after attending a coastal farmer field school established by the Mangrove Action Project, an Oxfam partner.


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