Health Programs for the Rural Poor, Java

Health Programs for the Rural Poor, Java

Project Description:

Dharma Care collaborates with Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM) to deliver an ongoing program aimed at improving the welfare and health of 80 elderly rural poor in Cipanas, West Java. Its specific aims are:

  • Improving the welfare of the elderly, both physically and psychologically,
  • Increasing the elderly’s knowledge of health and sanitation practices,
  • Encouraging the elderly to be healthier and more independent,
  • Improving the nutritional status of the elderly, and
  • Bringing the elderly closer together and caring for each other.

More information:

Annual Target: $7,000

The 3rd Food Packages for Vulnerable Elderly in Cipanas can be downloaded. Food packages that were distributed from October 2021 to March 2022.



We have now closed Online Fundraising for this project. $24,523 raised.

We would also like to thank the Dharma Care donors who supported this project.


I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Dharma Care for your valuable and generous support towards YUM’s Elderly Health Program in Cipanas, West Java. Thanks to the funding we receive, we are able to provide monthly health check-ups as well as social activities for 80 elderly living in the vicinity of the community centre. … Your continuous support will enable our community of elderly to improve not only their health but also the quality of their life.
Erna, YUM Project Manager

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