Welcome to our blog where we share with you the progress of our field work, with its challenges and achievements, and also highlights from our fundraising events.

08 Jun 2017

SurfAid Joins UN in Battle Against Hunger

Photo by Jo

Tonight, 795 million people will go to bed hungry. That’s 1 in 9 people worldwide. Poor nutrition causes nearly 1 of every 2 deaths in children under 5. That’s 3.1 million children each year. ...read more

31 May 2017

Sumbawa Programme Delivers Above and Beyond

Photo By: Sri Armawati

Sumbawa, an island in Eastern Indonesia, experiences high rates of poverty, poor health indicators, low government revenue, and some of the worst mother and child mortality rates in South East Asia. ...read more

25 May 2017

Nutrition gardens provide more than veggies

photo by: Anne Wuijts

On the remote island of Sumba, nearly 2 of every 3 children are underweight, malnourished or stunted. ...read more

11 May 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Strong, Healthy Mothers

Photo By: Bob Barker

More than 289,000 expectant mothers die from complications related to pregnancy every year. That’s 800 women a day. In the 2 minutes it takes you to read this blog a child will lose his or her mum. ...read more

27 Apr 2017

Fighting Malnutrition with Education

Photo by: Sumandari

Juxtaposed next to luxurious world-class resorts on the island of Sumba lives a population plagued by extreme poverty and poor health. Among the poorest islands in Indonesia, over 30% of Sumba’s population lives on less than $1.25 day. That is less than $500 per year, and less than half the nightly rate of the cheapest room at the resorts in their own backyard. The locals are mostly subsistence farmers, and food insecurity due to poverty, drought, and poor soil quality make feeding their families a daily struggle. ...read more

20 Apr 2017

SurfAid Saves Children’s Lives

Photo By: Bob Barker

Did you know that more than 6 million children die before their 5th birthday every year? That’s 17,000 children dying every single day. ...read more

12 Apr 2017

A word with Bonne Gea – a truly inspiring SurfAid Ambassador

We are excited to welcome Bonne Gea, Indonesian pro surfer, to the SurfAid family as our newest SurfAid Ambassador! Sponsored by Billabong Asia, Bonne is 5-time Indonesian Women’s Surfing Champion, and 2-time Asian Surfing Champion.  ...read more

05 Apr 2017

The Under-tapped Power of Veggies in Remote Island Communities

Photo provided by Armawait

Just over the hill from world-class wave Lakey Peak, on the island of Sumbawa, high levels of maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition are pervasive. ...read more