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Background A year after the Central Sulawesi earthquake which had resulted in a tsunami and liquefaction in parts of the area, CREST has responded with emergency relief distribution and built 390 transitional shelters. During our last visit, we had identified a potential livelihood project with our local partner to benefit the survivors of the affected community in Jono Oge, Sigi. Odorless farming is a sustainable development project we have adopted to support in their livelihood sustenance.

Objective 1. Transitional Shelter – project completed, final report submission by our local partner. 2. Together with the local community, our volunteers from Singapore (TOUCH International), Kunming, China and Malaysia, we are building 20 cages for odorless farming.

Team Members Leader & Travel, Logistics – CK Cheong Treasurer – Chong Sook Han Team Leader from Singapore – Craig Chan Local Partner – Deky Junaedi, Imanto Santoso

TOUCH International (Singapore)

Tay Yi Ling

Low Kah Hui Grace

Seetoh Xin Fang Sabrina

Teo Chee Beng

Phua Yee Ling Desiree

Clarice Ong Heng Hwee

Toh Kian Beng

Andrew Tan Kar Sheng (Malaysia)

Gloria Cheng Le Ya


Du Ting Ting (Kunming, China)

Liu Cong Mei (Kunming, China)

Rev Jerry Thomas (Penang, Malaysia)

Travel Events

Date Event


1. Odorless Farming Location: Jono Oge, Sigi Local Partner: Gesa Bentara

During our last visit, we observed that pig farming is one of the area’s main source of livelihood. Residents in Makassar (Southern Sulawesi) and buyers from Manado City (Northern Sulawesi) travel for 955km to procure pigs from Jono Oge.

After a few months of orientation between our local partner and villages, 18 families signed up for our livelihood program with the following conditions:-

  • To not allow to sell any pig within the 5 months period. Selling the pigs within 5 months from the handover shall be considered a breach of contract, non- refundable of the capital of Rp. 500,000 and a police report shall be made by the local partner for the breach of trust.

  • Should they wish to continue the pig business, they should produce at least 1 new generation of piglets from the given pigs.

  • After the first generation of piglets, they may give their piglet back to the community and capital shall return to them by 1 piglet valued at Rp. 500,000.

  • they are required to have a pair of pigs (male and female) so that the offspring of the piglets will generate a continuous income for the household.

  • Each household needs to invest a capital of Rp 500,000 and each of them will receive:-

  • 2 x 2-month-old of Piglets

  • 2m x 2m of Odorless Piggery Cage

  1. Dig 1 meter hole (2m x 2m), insert old wood or decomposed wood.

  2. On top of that, lay rice hull (best) or wood dust.

  3. Spread salt, carbon, and local liquor which called saguer here (this is to give local bacteria inside the system).

  4. cover it again with rice hull and salt, carbon and saguer again

  5. Repeat step (ii) and (iii) for 3 times to achieve 4 layers of pig bedding.

Capital Expenditure (Rp. 2,600,000) 2-month-old Piglet Rp. 800,000 x 2 = Rp. 1,600,000 2m x 2m wooden cage per family = Rp. 1,000,000

Operational Expenditure (Rp. 2,400,000) 5 months’ worth of Food – 300kg, Rp. 4,000 per kg for 2 pigs = Rp. 2,400,000

Income 7-month-old Pig – 90kg, Rp. 30,000 per kg for 2 pigs = Rp. 5,400,000

5 Month gross profit = Rp. 400,000

Site 1 – S0° 58.631’ E119° 54.695’

2 Cages – Owners: Ane & Family

Site 2 – S0° 58.875’ E119° 54.726’

2 Cages – Owners: Romy & Dony

Site 3 – S0° 58.579’ E119° 54.595’

2 Cages – Owners: Ruth & Family

Site 4 – S0° 58.580’ E119° 54.558’

1 Cage – Owner: Akto’s Mother

Site 5 – S0° 58.414’ E119° 54.610’

2 Cages – Owners: Fitno & Family

Delivering 2 Piglets for Each Family

CREST will consider to extend this project if the first community has succeeded and proven to generate a sustainable source of income.

2. Transitional Shelters Final Report

Local Partner: Mennonite Diakonia Service (MDS)

Location: Kulawi

Transitional Shelter: 250 units


Desa Lonca (45 completed), Desa Sungku (44 completed)

Desa Boladangko Dusun 1 (76 completed)

Desa Boladangko Dusun 2 (38 completed)

Desa Bolapapu (2 completed)

Desa Matauwe (45 completed)

Location: Jono Oge Transitional Shelter: 140 units Status:

Dusun 4 (69 completed)

Dusun 5 (71 completed)

3. Water Project

Location: Padena (Dusun 3), Desa Bangga, Sigi Local Partner: Salvation Army, Palu

Currently, there is a 4km, 0.5-inch water pipe connecting the water source (spring) to an evacuation area. The evacuation area is given 2 hectares of land and currently there are 104 families from Dusun 3 – Padena and Desa Bangga taking shelter there.

Due to the small diameter of the main pipe, the water source is slow. Salvation Army proposed to replace the 0.5-inch pipe to 2.0 inch. On top of that, they also proposed to set-up 4 water stations within the evacuation area for water collection.

The old 0.5-inch pipe will be used for the internal piping after the new pipe has been replaced.

Salvation Army also reported some of their radio stations are down. Engineers and financial support are required to troubleshoot and repair.


  1. We have suggested to MDS & Gesa Bentara to host a crisis response collaboration event in Palu somewhere in April 2020.

  2. Will meet up with Matthew Chay from Angelican Churches of Malaysia, to discuss about the Water Project at Padena, Desa Bangga. Will provide him the status and the proposal from Salvation Army, Palu.


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