Project Maroso

In the evening of September 28, the city of Palu in Central Sulawesi of Indonesia was struck by a major natural disaster. An earthquake of 7.5 magnitude that led to a 3-meter high tsunami that hit the city and its surrounding, destructing all buildings and washing everything that is in its way. More than 2000 people are confirmed dead. I gathered the Indonesian community in South Philly for a vigil, collected donation close to $3000 but I feel that we can do more!

Maroso

With my own funding, I’m about to embark on an exploratory visit to Palu on Sulawesi. I would like to be on the ground to see the conditions there several months after the earthquake and tsunami that ripped the land apart. I also want to learn about the ways in which the inhabitants of Palu themselves are re-claiming community and to observe how the benefits from outside partnerships and assistance have helped them.
Maroso means “strong” in Pamonian, my native language

You Can Help!

On this mission I would like to bring a videographer, photographer and an ethnographer to assist with the documentations, interviews & audio recording to be able to tell the stories from those who are directly affected. I setup a Go Fund Me Campaign called PROJECT MAROSO and you can see by clicking here.

Project Update

A few days after the disaster, I gathered the Indonesian community in South Philly for a vigil, collected donation close to $3000. Donations are still coming,  but I feel that I can do more! Click here to see the pictures and press on what we have done so far.

Maroso Team

For this project, we are fortunate enough to have colleague and friends who are professionals in their field and donating their time and expertise. Get to know them more here…