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Jakarta Post

Helping society one’s own way

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 30 2011   /  11:11 am

Making a difference: The Dilts Foundation assists impoverished people in Jakarta’s slums, including creating activities for kids. Courtesy of Dilts FoundationYou don’t need to be Bill or Melinda Gates to make the world a better place, with brave and committed figures throughout the world willing positive change in their own communities.One of those individuals is Nihayatul Wafiroh.Nihayatul, or Ninik as her friends call her, is a 32-year-old working mom from Banyuwangi, East Java.She may look like an ordinary woman, but not for the people of Tegalsari village. In her hometown, Ninik is running a community library where everyone from kids to mothers can gather to read books and magazines.Ninik established the library in 2009 after she returned from the US with a master’s degree.“I wanted to do something for my community but I didn’t have enough money to establish a home ind...