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A year after the Central Sulawesi earthquake which had resulted in a tsunami and liquefaction in parts of the area, CREST has responded with emergency relief distribution and built 390 transitional shelters. During our last visit, we had identified a potential livelihood project with our local partner to benefit the survivors of the affected community in Jono Oge, Sigi. Odorless farming is a sustainable development project we have adopted to support in their livelihood sustenance.


1. Transitional Shelter – project completed, final report submission by our local partner.

2. Together with the local community, our volunteers from Singapore (TOUCH International), Kunming, China and Malaysia, we are building 20 cages for odorless farming.

Team Members

Leader & Travel, Logistics – CK Cheong
Treasurer – Chong Sook Han
Team Leader from Singapore – Craig Chan
Local Partner – Deky Junaedi, Imanto Santoso

TOUCH International (Singapore)


Tay Yi Ling
Low Kah Hui Grace
Seetoh Xin Fang Sabrina
Teo Chee Beng
Phua Yee Ling Desiree
Clarice Ong Heng Hwee
Toh Kian Beng
Andrew Tan Kar Sheng (Malaysia)
Gloria Cheng Le Ya

Du Ting Ting (Kunming, China)
Liu Cong Mei (Kunming, China)
Rev Jerry Thomas (Penang, Malaysia)


Travel Events

09 Nov 2019

1100 – 2100 Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta (AirAsia) then Jakarta to Palu (Lion Air)

2125 – 2230 Check-in at the base and Hotel OYO Dely

10 Nov 2019

0830 – 1100 Breakfast, purchase first aid items and safety tools for the volunteers.

1100 – 1230 Visit new location for local coordination center (S 0° 55.526’ E 119° 50.186’) followed by a discussion at Depot 88. Brief for tomorrow’s preparation.

1400 – Lunch, continue to source for equipments.

1835 – Back to base.

2000 – Picked up teams from Singapore and China. Team from Singapore staying in Hotel Pavilion and Team from China in our base.

11-12 Nov 2019

0830 – Brief the volunteers at Hotel Pavilion (include introduction and safety).

0930 – Arrive at Jono Oge, work commence.

1230 – Lunch

1500 – Continue working

1630 – Pack-up & proceed for dinner.

2000 – Back to base, rest.

13 Nov 2019

0900 – Meet with Mayor Erik Kape and team from Salvation Army, Palu.

1130 – Meet up with Deky & volunteers at Palu city, proceed for lunch and site visit at Petobo.

1430 – Continue with building works in Jono Oge.

1815 – Pig cages completed at Site 1 & 2. Each site has 2 cages.

2200 – After dinner, pick-up Rev Jerry Thomas from the airport

14 Nov 2019

0830 – Depart to Jono Oge after breakfast.

0930 – Build cages at new locations: Site 3 (2 cages) & 4 (1 cage).

1225 – Lunch and brief the volunteers for children’s ministry (station games)

1500 – Continue building at Site 3 & 4.

1900 – Pack and proceed for dinner.

2123 – Arrive at hotel, clean up and rest.

15 Nov 2019

0830 – Gather and depart to Jono Oge

1000 – Volunteers split into 2 teams: 1 team continue the work at Site 1 & 2. Another team head to Site 5

1230 – Lunch, return to respective sites

1800 – Pack-up for dinner

2100 – Back to hotel and rest

16 Nov 2019

0830 – Gather and depart to Jono Oge

1000 – 1 team proceed to Site 5 while another team remain to prepare for the children’s ministry games.

1130 – Handover ceremony at Site 1 to our beneficiaries.

1230 – Lunch

1500 – Children’s ministry

1900 – Dinner

2200 – Back to hotel and rest.

17 Nov 2019

0900 – Palu – Jakarta – Kuala Lumpur


1. Odorless Farming
Location: Jono Oge, Sigi
Local Partner: Gesa Bentara

During our last visit, we observed that pig farming is one of the area’s main source of livelihood. Residents in Makassar (Southern Sulawesi) and buyers from Manado City (Northern Sulawesi) travel for 955km to procure pigs from Jono Oge.

After a few months of orientation between our local partner and villages, 18 families signed up for our livelihood program with the following conditions:-

  • To not allow to sell any pig within the 5 months period. Selling the pigs within 5 months from the handover shall be considered a breach of contract, non- refundable of the capital of Rp. 500,000 and a police report shall be made by the local partner for the breach of trust.
  • Should they wish to continue the pig business, they should produce at least 1 new generation of piglets from the given pigs.
  • After the first generation of piglets, they may give their piglet back to the community and capital shall return to them by 1 piglet valued at Rp. 500,000.
  • they are required to have a pair of pigs (male and female) so that the offspring of the piglets will generate a continuous income for the household.
  • Each household needs to invest a capital of Rp 500,000 and each of them will receive:-
  • 2 x 2-month-old of Piglets
  • 2m x 2m of Odorless Piggery Cage
  1. Dig 1 meter hole (2m x 2m), insert old wood or decomposed wood.
  2. On top of that, lay rice hull (best) or wood dust.
  3. Spread salt, carbon, and local liquor which called saguer here (this is to give local bacteria inside the system).
  4. cover it again with rice hull and salt, carbon and saguer again
  5. Repeat step (ii) and (iii) for 3 times to achieve 4 layers of pig bedding.

Capital Expenditure (Rp. 2,600,000)
2-month-old Piglet Rp. 800,000 x 2 = Rp. 1,600,000
2m x 2m wooden cage per family = Rp. 1,000,000

Operational Expenditure (Rp. 2,400,000)
5 months’ worth of Food – 300kg, Rp. 4,000 per kg for 2 pigs = Rp. 2,400,000

7-month-old Pig – 90kg, Rp. 30,000 per kg for 2 pigs = Rp. 5,400,000

5 Month gross profit = Rp. 400,000

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Site 1 – S0° 58.631’ E119° 54.695’
2 Cages – Owners: Ane & Family
Site 2 – S0° 58.875’ E119° 54.726’
2 Cages – Owners: Romy & Dony

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Site 3 – S0° 58.579’ E119° 54.595’
2 Cages – Owners: Ruth & Family
Site 4 – S0° 58.580’ E119° 54.558’
1 Cage – Owner: Akto’s Mother

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Site 5 – S0° 58.414’ E119° 54.610’
2 Cages – Owners: Fitno & Family
Delivering 2 Piglets for Each Family

CREST will consider to extend this project if the first community has succeeded and proven to generate a sustainable source of income.

2. Transitional Shelters Final Report

Local Partner: Mennonite Diakonia Service (MDS)

Transitional Shelter:

250 units
Desa Lonca (45 completed), Desa Sungku (44 completed)
Desa Boladangko Dusun 1 (76 completed)
Desa Boladangko Dusun 2 (38 completed)
Desa Bolapapu (2 completed)
Desa Matauwe (45 completed)

Transitional Shelter:

Jono Oge
140 units
Dusun 4 (69 completed)
Dusun 5 (71 completed)


3. Water Project

Location: Padena (Dusun 3), Desa Bangga, Sigi
Local Partner: Salvation Army, Palu

Currently, there is a 4km, 0.5-inch water pipe connecting the water source (spring) to an evacuation area. The evacuation area is given 2 hectares of land and currently there are 104 families from Dusun 3 – Padena and Desa Bangga taking shelter there.

Due to the small diameter of the main pipe, the water source is slow. Salvation Army proposed to replace the 0.5-inch pipe to 2.0 inch. On top of that, they also proposed to set-up 4 water stations within the evacuation area for water collection.

The old 0.5-inch pipe will be used for the internal piping after the new pipe has been replaced.

Salvation Army also reported some of their radio stations are down. Engineers and financial support are required to troubleshoot and repair.


1. We have suggested to MDS & Gesa Bentara to host a crisis response collaboration event in Palu somewhere in April 2020.

2. Will meet up with Matthew Chay from Angelican Churches of Malaysia, to discuss about the Water Project at Padena, Desa Bangga. Will provide him the status and the proposal from Salvation Army, Palu.

Submitted by CK Cheong
Date: 16-Nov-2019

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