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Jakarta Post

Runners enjoy Flores amid drought, raise funds to support clean water facilities

  • Djemi Amnifu

    The Jakarta Post

Flores, East Nusa Tenggara   /   Tue, October 22, 2019   /  04:56 pm
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A Sawu valley village in Nagekeo regency(JP/Markus Makur)

Dozens of running enthusiasts from various communities in Indonesia have turned their hobby into a rewarding experience, raising funds for the cause of building clean water facilities while enjoying the beauty of drought-affected areas in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. Setting out from Jakarta, East Java's Surabaya and Bali, runners come together in a 57-kilometer charity marathon in Nagekeo regency organized by Plan International Indonesia Foundation (YPII), under the theme “Explore the East, Run for Equality”. The executive director of YPII, Dini Widiastuti, said on Saturday that about Rp 290 million (US$20,611) had been collected via crowdfunding website and that it would be donated to two villages currently affected by the drought, namely Tedakisa in Aesesa district and Renduwawo in South Aesesa district. In addition to helping build clean water fac...