We often take for granted how easy it is to recycle our garbage. But in under-resourced countries like Indonesia, managing waste is a huge problem. Everyday, according to the World Bank, Indonesia generates 175,000 tons of waste and about 24,500 tons a day of plastics. Currently 81% of waste in Indonesia is unsorted; making it difficult to recycle, causing plastic waste to end up in landfills or leak into the ocean instead. This waste kills marine animals like turtles and whales, and pollutes the ocean, affecting fishing communities and economies. But, everyday people like Erlina are organizing their neighbors to do something about it, thanks to the AtmaGo app. Donate today to support AtmaGo users like Erlina!
Watch how Erlina is organizing her neighbors to address waste and build a resilient community with AtmaGo.
This year alone the AtmaGo app has reached over 3.2 million users. On the app these users are connecting, posting and finding information to improve their communities offline. Just $100 helps people like Erlina organize women’s groups that build waste banks and upcycle materials to create an economic benefit. Whether you donate $5 or $5,000 you will be giving voice and tools to people who are not often heard, so they can build a community where they are proud to live.