In July this year, Kopernik officially wrapped up the Wonder Women programme in my area, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The programme finally reached its end because here, access to clean water and electricity has significantly improved since Kopernik first launched the programme. This means that our collective effort – from NGOs, government, to key community leaders – have shown tremendous results. Earlier this year, West Nusa Tenggara reportedly achieved its electrification ratio target at 78% and the number of accessible clean water and sanitation facilities reached 80% coverage of the total area earlier this year.
With the programme reaching its end, I am also completing my journey as a Wonder Woman. I am proud to complete this journey with Kopernik. Not only can I now support my family by earning extra income, but I also help my community by making clean energy technology available for them and fostering the importance of consuming safe drinking water to live a healthier life. I have distributed 175 technologies over the past three years, including 106 Nazava water filters. This also means that I have reached 945 people with the technologies. I am pleasantly surprised by the numbers!
I still remember the first time I introduced Nazava Water Filters to the people in my village. They were quite bewildered to see how the products work and did not believe that these products can purify raw water into safe drinking water. It was not easy to convince them, however, after I used the filter for several days, they became interested and started asking questions about the product. From there, I believed that with enough evidence, people are willing to adapt and learn something new. I started to promote the products to the village heads, local health facilities, schools, and many more. And now, already at the end of the journey, I can say that convincing people is not a challenge anymore.