Catatan Perjalanan Menuju Lindu

Ditulis oleh: Ulfa Alfiani (Sanitation Engineer Officer)

Pada tanggal 16-19 Mei 2019, IBU Foundation mengunjungi lima desa di Kecamatan Lindu, Kabupaten Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah dalam rangka melakukan pendataan dan meninjau kondisi fasilitas air bersih dan sanitasi. Lima desa yang kami kunjungi yaitu Puro’o, Langko, Anca, Tomado, dan Olu. Lima desa tersebut menjadi target pelaksanaan Program WASH.

Kunjungan ini merupakan kunjungan pertama bagi mayoritas tim sehingga memberikan kesan yang cukup mendalam bagi tim. Kami dihadapi dengan medan yang cukup menantang karena harus melalui jalan yang tertutup material sisa banjir dan longsor. Keadaan tersebut membuat tim harus mengerahkan peralatan dan tenaganya untuk membersihkan jalan agar dapat dilalui oleh mobil yang kami tumpangi. Namun, hal tersebut tidak mengurungkan niat kami untuk tetap melanjutkan perjalanan.

Terbatasnya akses menuju Kecamatan Lindu dan kondisi pasca-gempa juga dirasa mempengaruhi ketersediaan pasokan listrik di desa-desa. Sehingga masih terdapat desa-desa yang belum mendapatkan listrik ataupun aliran listriknya terputus. Meskipun demikian, desa-desa yang kami kunjungi menyuguhkan suasana alam yang indah dan asri, tidak lupa pemandangan di sekitar Danau Lindu yang sangat menenangkan.

Secara keseluruhan kegiatan empat hari mengunjungi desa-desa di Kecamatan Lindu berjalan lancar. Saat kunjungan, terlihat warga sudah mulai beraktivitas seperti semula dan mulai melakukan pembangunan kembali rumah-rumah dan jamban yang rusak. Meskipun di beberapa desa yang kami kunjungi masih terlihat tenda-tenda darurat. Warga dan beberapa pihak pemangku kepentingan desa yang kami temui pun menyambut baik rencana kegiatan Program WASH di lima desa tersebut.


Written by: Ulfa Alfiani (Sanitation Engineer Officer)

On May 16 – 19 2019, IBU Foundation visited to five villages in Lindu Sub-District, Sigi District, Central Sulawesi in order to collect data and observe clean water and sanitation facilities. The five villages we visited were Puro’o, Langko, Anca, Tomado, and Olu. These villages are targeted by the WASH Program.

It was first time visit for mostly member and it gave a significant impression to us. We faced with a challenging terrain because we have to pass a road covered in material from post floods and landslides. This situation made the team use equipment to clear the road so that we could pass. However, that did not undermine our intention to continue the trip.

Limited access to Lindu and post-earthquake impacted to electricity supply in the villages. There still villages that have not yet receive and some of them are broken. Nonetheless, the villages we visited presented a beautiful natural atmosphere and cozy scenery around Lake Lindu.

All four days activities in Lindu ran smoothly. During the visit, it was seen that community had started their daily activities and began to rebuild damaged houses and latrines. In some of the villages there were still emergency shelters. The community and several stakeholders that we met welcomed WASH Program in the five villages.