La Au Community Development Project (BNI CSR)
Laimbonga Village, East Sumba NTT
Areas in Sumba are more dominant prairies and there is only water flow in the valleys. The people of Sumba find it difficult to farm with less fertile soil, hard water and scorching sun. Only a small part of the area on Sumba can grow rice. Most only grow corn.
Sumba has a lot of potential that can be developed to improve the welfare of the people of Sumba. The people of Sumba who still live in remote areas tend to be at the lower economic level or poor. However, in these areas generally they still maintain Adat and respect nature / forests well so that water flow can still be found. The existence of water flow can be used for power generation electricity in the form of Micro Hydro Power Plants (PLTMH).
HIVOS ROSEA took the initiative to choose Sumba to promote renewable energy and become an iconic island, the idea is to provide 100 per cent renewable energy to improve the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of people on this small island. HIVOS ROSEA together with the Rumah Energy Foundation and IBEKA with the help of CSR BNI Tbk funds for a renewable energy project in Sumba as part of the Sumba Iconic Island activity, has built a 13 kWMHP PLTMH in La Au, Laimbonga village, Kahaungu Eti district, East Sumba.
The main objective of the Program in Laimbonga Village and Kamanggih Village, East Sumba, NTT is to improve the standard of living of the community with electricity supply as a source of lighting and with the training centre as the village economic driver. Establishment of PLTMH and Small Industry Training Center. One intended outcome is to stimulate economic development and take concrete steps towards addressing climate change.