Autore Lombok Earthquake Relief

$63,553 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 222 people in 6 months
Created August 8, 2018
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Lombok on the morning of 29 July 2018, followed by many aftershocks and a subsequent 6.9 magnitude earthquake 5 August 2018 and an additional 6.9 magnitude earthquake on 20 August 2018. 

In some areas of the island, over 80% of structures have been severely damaged or destroyed. Over 500,000 people have been displaced, and many more having no access to basic necessities such as water, food, shelter, medical supplies and power. 

In the aftermath of the earthquake, as of 3 September 2018, the death toll has been reported to be over 550 people, with hundreds more injured and the numbers expected to rise considerably. 

The epicentre was located inland, near Loloan Village in North Lombok Regency. As its rupture spread to the north, severe shaking was reported throughout the entire island while strong shaking was reported in the neighbouring islands of Bali and Sumbawa. The severity of the damage from the earthquake has been reported to be in the North/North Western part of the Island, where in some cases villages have been completely destroyed with the people losing their possessions, homes and livelihood.  

Autore’s Indonesian farming operation is based in Lombok, with the Head Office in Mataram. The Autore Lombok Management and Staff are dedicating their time and efforts assist the local communities in the aftermath of this natural disaster.

Following the earthquake, Autore has extended assistance to various parts of Lombok. Assistance includes distribution of water, bedding, tents and medicine, and the conversion of one of our building into a kitchen for free meals and shelter.

The Autore Group has contributed some funding to provide some immediate relief and to help the communities that we have been a part of for 20 years.

The Autore Lombok staff, comprising of Indonesians and foreigners, are working tirelessly to assist in anyway they can. We are reaching out to all our friends and colleagues worldwide to contribute in any possible way as help is required urgently, in this case time is of the essence.

We are seeing incredible solidarity by all the more fortunate who were not as impacted, driving to these remote location to provide the necessities needed.  Where local government authorities. Have been unable to reach or provide the necessary assistance.

We are looking for any additional funding to assist these struggling villages. Our management team in Indonesia are on the ground ensuring that emergency supplies are being distributed efficiently and directly to those in need. In addition to providing food, water, shelter and medical supplies, we will hope to provide some funding towards repairing and rebuilding some of the homes.

All donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for your help in reliving some of the tragic circumstances the people of Lombok are currently facing.

Please see below how your donation can make a difference:

$0.30 AUD – 1 packet of instant noodles

$0.80 AUD – 1 Litre of petrol

$1.00 AUD – one meal

$2.00 AUD – 24 litres of water

$2.00 AUD – 1kg of rice

$3.00 AUD – toothpaste and toothbrush

$5.00 AUD – a T-shirt

$5.00-7.00 AUD – one blanket

$6.00 AUD – 1 week worth of nappies for 1 baby

$10.00 AUD – Infant formula to feed 1 baby for 2 weeks

$10.00 AUD – Gas bottle for cooking

$24.00 AUD – Medicine (400 tablets of Paracetamol, 400 tablets of Amoxicillin)

$30.00 AUD – Tarpaulin tent for shelter

$2000 AUD – small generator (3.5kv)

$2000-5000.00 AUD – fix/rebuild an average house

Please note these funds will only be used to provide aid and relief for the people of Lombok and their communities. There will be full transparency in terms of the use of the allocated funds, these funds will not be used for any commercial or corporate benefit.

The allocation of the funds will be managed by a dedicated accountant under the supervision of Autore staff in Lombok, all donors will be able to view the distribution of funds through the drop box file.

Autore operations have been postponed so that we can assist in providing immediate aid.

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Update on the Autore Humanitarian Relief Program.
We have had two amazing donors giving us a major boost to help reach our goal of 1000 HUNTARA (Temporary Homes):
1) Palladium Let’s Make it Possible Foundation @palladium (Australia) has generously given us AUD35,000. This has insured that we cover a part of Leong Tengah Village and Todo Village in North Lombok. Thank you very much for trusting us with these funds.
2) United Schools of Bali (Dyatmika and Sekolah Lentera Kasih student council) managed to raise an amazing IDR130 million rupiah (3 x their target) at a wonderful fundraiser event, “Rajut Asah” (“Weaving Hope”) in Sanur Bali. IDR50 million will go to Autore (for Lombok) for distribution and 70 million to Palu.
A well organized and very professional event! Thank You to all these amazing students!

The final materials will arrive next week but temporary shelters have begun to be built (30%) in Labu Pandan, East Lombok and Teluk Nara-North Lombok, Leong Tengah, Kerandangan- West Lombok.

All the people who are receiving the building materials agreed to make a wooden frame left over from their pre-earthquake homes; Generally the shelters are 3m x 3m but some will look different according to how much materials they managed to recover.

The people must help themselves too!I in order to reach 1000 homes we decided that the people in the village were to help each other for building and extra materials; this is the spirit of enticing the victims to also help each other!

The main object is to satisfy the basic need of having a shelter (while waiting for the promised gov’t funds to rebuild their permanent homes) to stay away from the rain and therefore the possibility of the spread of disease.
We have seen some positive signs and some of the funds promised from the government should be coming very soon.

By no means are these homes what we wish for them to live in forever; please remember that on average USD95/shelter was used for one family! This is very cheap and that's why we managed to cover 1000 families.

We have now collected almost IDR 1.7 billion between all our friends via the GoFundMe account and direct transfers!
Our authorized auditor has offered to Audit our Program for free.

Below are photos some of the people in Labu Pandan, East Lombok who have received the Shelter Materials.
More villages to come!

An immense thank you to all our donors:
The pearling business around the world, Palladium, United Schools of Bali, Insead and Tsinghua MBA alumni, Mantis Ice Hockey Tempted Restaurant Bali, Autore’s business relations in Java, Ratjoen Cycling Group Malang, Suarapura Resort and Spa-Bali, Pasuruan Cyclists-East Java, Pradhono and Staff, and all our other friends around the globe!
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A video update depicting Autore's work in Lombok after the devastation of the earthquakes
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The Autore Team working hard to help the local communities of Lombok, thank you for all your generous donations to help make this possible.
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Update 26th August 2018
Today Autore staff was still bringing basic supplies , rice, drinking water filters and many 4x6meter tarpolins( to make tents) for the earthquake victims.
We have comfirmed what many are saying; that hard to-get-to villages are in real need of help. The biggest problem for these people (mainly small farmers/vegetable growers) is they have no avenue to sell their produce and therefore no income; Nobody is buying anything yet and localized trade has stalled.

From Today's Drop off points.

1)Sembalun. Still needs rice and tarpolin.

2)Torean Village is very hard to get to and there has been no assistance for the last two weeks. We did non even see one car on the very broken road to get up to this village.
The salty fish we brought to them brought tears to their eyes.

3) Kerta Gangga received 8 drinking water filters.They are a very devastated village but well organized and full of hope. Anton is showing great leadership making the recovery and emergency much better than in other places.

4)Desa Selat (Narmada) through Velo Girls Indonesia. Rice, eggs, oil.

Many places are missing just that: a good leader to get the people organized and moving.

Next week we will have a dedicated Autore team for relief-only work ( from our our temporarily closed Pearl Showroom staff).
As we rebuild our Showroom they will ensure that all your donations are well spent and go directly into the people in most need.

Things are looking more positive but we will need more funding to reach out to the more remote places.

We will ramp up our efforts to work more on infrastructure soon (needs careful planning). Will keep you posted.

Thanking you all for trusting Autore with your donations, we are overwhelmed with your kindness.

(Thank you also: Velo Girls Indonesia for helping Autore to reach further and give to villages that would otherwise be forgotten.)
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