The mission of the NTA (Nusa Tenggara Association) is to reduce poverty among communities in rural areas of the East Nusa Tenggara Province of Indonesia.
The NTA sponsors small-scale economic and social development activities selected by community consultation, ranging from building water tanks and wells, through providing farming equipment and training, to supplying books and furniture for schools. This empowers local communities to control their own development in ways that are sustainable in the longer term.
The NTA is run on a volunteer basis in Australia, and currently commits over 90% of its funds directly to its projects in the field in Indonesia. We support and monitor grass-roots activities, mostly involving education, small infrastructures, and income-earning activities. The NTA is making a difference by helping communities to improve the standard of education, facilitating local participation towards infrastructure development, and supporting improved health and sustainable income-earning activities.
The NTA leverages self-help to strategically alleviate poverty for better world outcomes.
Healthy, educated, employed neighbours who value gender equity and our compassion and friendship can only be to our own advantage in the long-run.
That is what the NTA strives for. That is what makes it so effective. It's like micro-surgery where it matters, not broad-based medication. It's honed and appropriate to the circumstances. And it's based on over 20 years scientifically guided experience with laudable results.
Help the NTA and you help the world and yourself by being effective. Consider what a small monthly donation by direct debit can achieve. By foregoing even a couple of cups of coffee a month you could painlessly donate say $120 a year, which in a country such as Indonesia goes 10 times as far as in Australia. That's really leveraging your compassion!
And if you leave a bequest to the NTA, that ensures that your goodwill continues to build bridges and make a difference where it really matters, long after you've gone, helping Australia's security and the welfare of your loved ones.
Come visit our projects and the smiling, ever-grateful people whose lives, self-esteem and self-reliance we improve immeasurably! See for yourself the effect of improved water, sanitation, education and income-generating activities, especially on the lives of women. See how your help has a cumulative positive effect that gathers momentum!
NTA - East Indonesia Aid: Nusa Tenggara Association - or it could stand for Net Total Advantage!