Dompet Dhuafa – Till We Meet Again

I spent exactly 1 month in Indonesia documenting the various projects undertaken by Dompet Dhuafa Republika in Indonesia. It was, by far, one of the best international experiences that I’ve ever had. From the first day itself, I started to enjoy the place. I had a completely different image of Indonesia when I was in…

Radio Republik Indonesia

It may have been all of a sudden, but I was asked by one of the teachers at Smart Ekselensia to join her in their weekly english radio show where they encourage people to talk in english. Their moto itself was “speak english no matter what”, which gives you an idea of what the show…

Shellfish/Mussel and Catfish farming – Serang and Jampang Village

There were three visits that I had done when it came to looking at the fish farmers that Dompet Dhuafa supported. There were three different types of fish that the farms were farming, were shellfish, mussels and catfish. All three visits were a new experience for me since I had never seen fish farming. There were…

Organic Rice and Vegetable Farming at Bogor and Cianjur

When it came to the organic farmers that Dompet Dhuafa supported, I was taken to two different cities where both practiced organic farming while growing rice and various vegetables. The first farm that I visited was immediately after visiting the home industries (brick and wallet) the next day. It was also the first time that…

Wallet Home Industry – Lebak

After visiting the brick making facility, we were then taken to an industry where they made wallets. Now, when I say industry, I’m not talking about a facility where they make wallets in huge numbers. The wallets, yes, they are produced on a scale of thousands. But the people making the wallets, a mere 4….

Brick Home Industry – Lebak

Bricks, as we all know, are quite literally the building blocks of construction. Eventhough these days a lot of houses are made from modern construction materials, a vast majority of them are still constructed using bricks. The use of bricks as a construction material is most commonly found in developing countries – Indonesia being one…

Photo-documentation in Indonesia

About 2 months ago, I left for Indonesia for my first ever internship. I was pretty excited and nervous at the same time. Excited – because I was about to do something that I’ve never done before. Nervous – well, for the very same reason. I wasn’t sure of how the trip would turn out…