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Health In Harmony Inc

Health In Harmony Inc
CROWDRISE : Jul 12, 2011
Tax ID: 20-3741107
BASED: Portland, OR, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.healthinharmony.org

Our Mission

Saving rain forests with a stethoscope.

We work with communities to design programs that holistically address poverty, poor health, and environmental degradation to create a brighter future for all. Our model combines high-quality, low-cost accessible health care for rural communities with conservation incentives, environmental restoration projects, alternative livelihood trainings, and education programs devised by the communities to protect the globally important ecoystems in which they live.

Our pilot project, Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI), serves the rural communities of the Gunung Palung National Park watershed in West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. The area is rich in biodiversity: the Gunung Palung rainforest is home to approximately 5-10% of the world's remaining wild orangutans, and many other endemic and endangered species, and the park spans the full range of Southeast Asian forest ecosystems. 

However, the vast majority of the 60,000 people who call the area home live in grinding poverty: the average daily wage is only $1.44, and many vital services are scarce. Before ASRI, to reach the nearest healthcare clinic, people faced a trip of two to twelve hours over unreliable roads - and then they were faced with bills far exceeding their ability to pay. Forced to sell most of their possessions or driven into debt, many turn to the only resource available to them: Gunung Palung National Park. Illegal logging is the fastest and easiest way to earn cash, but it is dangerous and degrades the water and soil, leading to erosion, flash floods, and increased standing water and accompanying mosquito-bourne illnesses. 

ASRI operates at the intersection of these intrinsically connected problems, with programs focusing on health, education, poverty alleviation, and conservationThe success of the programs has pushed ASRI’s current quarters past its limits: patient visits have increased over 25% each year, and now between 40 and 60 people arrive each day for treatment. ASRI’s small and dedicated staff can only treat an average of 35 patients a day, forcing many to make a challenging return journey or wait overnight. Help us keep our promise of health care for all, and donate today to support the construction of a new Community Hospital and Training Center for all of ASRI’s life-changing programs.

Tax ID: 20-3741107 • www.healthinharmony.org

Fundraisers

Health In Harmony

Health In Harmony

Amount Raised:

$8,017

Indonesian Diaspora Giving Back A Hospital

Indonesian Diaspora Giving B…

Amount Raised:

$1,100

 

18% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Running for Health

Running for Health

Amount Raised:

$3,026

 

116% Raised of $2,600 Goal