On the island of Sumba, five Kolping Families have planted vegetable gardens last year with funds taken from the Corona Fund to prevent famine. 120 people feed themselves with potatoes, spinach, carrots, tomatoes and onions from their own cultivation. At the moment it is the rainy season, which benefits the small farmers: the next harvest can be sown and has a good chance to grow. KOLPING Indonesia also plans to set up so-called crop houses, where the harvest is stored for the local market and sold at fair prices.
Kolping Indonesia hopes that successful project activities get people interested in Kolping and will help the association grow.