Indonesian Earthquake Appeal

Fundraising for YUM Cipanas Earthquake Recovery


Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM) is a large Indonesian charity that has been operating for over forty years. Dharma Care has worked with YUM on many projects over the years and highly value their professionalism.

On Monday 21 Nov 2022, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit the region of Cianjur in West Java. The epicenter was very close to YUM’s field of operations in Cipanas and the community there was very badly affected.  Dharma Care has worked with YUM in these areas over the last six years. These are poor rural communities where there is often a lack of government services.

Latest Situation Report

As of yesterday, more than 73,000 people are displaced and living in shelters.

Houses have been destroyed and services broken.

Food is in short supply.

Read more from the personal account of the Cipanas earthquake relief efforts by YUM staff on the ground.


Assistance Required

Dharma Care has been in touch with YUM to see how we can best help.  They have put together a plan that involves: providing Emergency Relief Kits consisting of  basic food (rice, protein, vegetables, cooking oil for those who have a community kitchen) or ready-to-eat food for those who do not have a kitchen, water, supplies for babies and children (diapers, baby food, etc), clothing, and hygiene products, and emergency tents. 

These funds will help at least 500 families (or around 2,000 people).

Our Fundraising Deadline

Considering the emergency situation, as soon as possible and no later than 31 Dec 2022.

We have now closed Online Fundraising for this project.

We exceeded our target and have donated the funds raised, We hope to provide an update on this project soon.


If you want to act now via bank transfer, you can make your tax-deductible donation via a bank transfer to the following account:

Dharma Care Donations

BSB 062–580  

ACCOUNT 10374063

Please mark your donations with the name of the project (Earthquake) plus your Surname (e.g. Earthquake Smith), and email us at so we have your email address to send your receipt. (A reminder: 15% goes to Dharma Care so we have the resources to do what we do.)