MahaDasha Group Opens Access to Clean Water and Sanitation for Hundreds of Residents

News 02 Jan 2024

Health is one of the main assets to ensure the welfare of the Indonesian people in the future. It is therefore quite concerning that in Indonesia there are still many areas that experience difficulties in accessing clean water, proper sanitation facilities, good health services, and lack of understanding of a Clean and Healthy Lifestyle. Departing from these conditions, MahaDasha again held the MahaDasha Group CSR Program "Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) 2023 Employee Volunteerism" which this time targeted residents of Kampung Buah Limus and Kampung Jambu, Sampir Village, Waringinkurung District, Serang Regency, Banten Province on Wednesday, November 29 and December 6, 2023.  

"Employee volunteerism activities are part of the MahaDasha Group's 2023 CSR program, which not only builds Clean Water Facilities (SAB) and MCK facilities for residents in need, but MahaDasha also helps build and foster residents' understanding of a Clean and Healthy Lifestyle (PHBS)," said MahaDasha Director Saidinur Anwar on the sidelines of the WASH 2023 employee volunteerism activities in Kampung Buah Limus & Kampung Jambu, Sampir Village, Serang Regency, Banten Province.

In this activity, employees and business leaders within the MahaDasha Group participated as volunteers in a series of social activities as a form of the company's commitment to caring for the community, especially the poor.  "The Employee Volunteerism activity itself will take place for 2 days on November 29 and December 6, 2023 where in this series of activities employees have the opportunity to play an active role in the SAB Development process, PHBS education in the scope of schools and local residents, village clean-up activities to making health appeal signs," Saidinur added.  

MahaDasha Corporate Communication Manager Rani Hartanti explained that the WASH program is carefully planned from start to finish. MahaDasha not only builds clean water and health facilities but also educates awareness of good PHBS, by carrying out triggering steps at the beginning of the program implementation. "Triggering is a way to encourage changes in the hygiene and sanitation behavior of individuals or communities on their own by touching the feelings, mindsets, behaviors, and habits of individuals or communities, which is done by meeting with the community for half a day facilitated by the puskesmas and village trigger team," Rani explained.

The community targeted by MahaDasha WASH 2023 CSR program consists of 250 families in Kampung Buah Limus and Kampung Jambu, Sampir Village, Waringin Kurung District, Serang Regency Banten. Through this program, MahaDasha aims to ensure the availability and sustainable management of clean water and sanitation, especially for pre-prosperous families, provide proper sanitation facilities (MCK) for pre-prosperous communities, the realization of ODF (Open Defecation Free) villages, form sanitation cadres who will manage sanitation facilities and village clean lifestyles independently and improve the quality of life of the community, through increasing public awareness about the importance of health and Clean and Healthy Lifestyle (PHBS).

MahaDasha Group has long been running CSR programs that address the need for clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities. Since 2014, MahaDasha and its subsidiaries began implementing the "Water for Life" program, now known as WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), to reach children and families in poverty by providing easier access to clean water supply and sanitation and hygiene facilities. Since its inception, this program has taken place 6 times with a total of 80 sanitation facilities (MCK), communal and family MCK, 11 clean water streams, and public pipelines targeting a number of areas in the Jabodetabek area, and has impacted more than 2,500 people," said Rani. (MahaDasha)