New website

Our new website has been launched! With the help of the Leiden based organisation ICT4Free our website has had a complete makeover. ICT4Free offers help to non-profit organisations with internet issues, like building websites. We are very pleased with the result and we hope you are as well. Please click here to go to our new website www.javavillage.org.

Special visit to Cisarua

In August our board member Ties and her husband Jan visited Cisarua. Our fieldworker Titi hosted their stay and showed them around the village. She also introduced them to the various projects (and the people involved) initiated and sponsored by Java Village. See here a photo impression of their visit.


In the morning a visit was paid to the local health centre, the posyandu. Ties and Jan witnessed the monthly visits when the babies are weighed, receive health care and vaccinations. For the older children a wholesome breakfast is provided with rice porridge and vegetables.

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Ties and Jan also visited Odi and her parents. Odi is severely disabled. With support of Java Village she has a wheelchair and can go to Bandung for yearly check ups.


A visit to a local primary school was a great success. The pupils couldn't keep their eyes of the visitors! Through its Sponsor a Student project Java Village has been able to help pupils from this school.


Ties and Jan also joined a meeting of local women busy with making plans for Hari Merdeka, Indonesia's independence day on August 17.

Part of the tea factory was damaged by a severe fire in June. It will be restored, although that might take some time. In the meantime tea picking continues. Unfortunately the factory can now only operate at half capacity.

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In the office of the kepala desa, the village head, a new library is in progress. As this is also a place with wifi, it attracts many youngsters. To stimulate reading the librarian in charge makes the children read first before they may use the internet.


Of course Ties and Jan had to meet the students who are in charge of the Rumah Belajar Cisago (learning centre Cisago). Java Village has provided them with the initial funds to start up.They are now looking for funding to realise an independent venue for their gatherings. They hope that the local district and the province will provide the necessary means to continue their activities

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Women involved with the local saving groups Bugenvil, Anggrek and Bunga and its supporting organisation Cut Nyak Dien gave an extensive talk on their state of affairs, their activities and future plans

Visit Duinzigt Oegstgeest and support Java Village with your order

Duinzigt Oegstgeest, a place for meetings and a lovely Grand Café, has offered to donate a percentage of every first order by a new visitor in their café to Java Village. In the surroundings of the café you can take lovely walks. There is also an exposition with works of the local artist Frances Eckhardt. The café is run by our former board member Sabine Biekart. Please let her know that with your order you would like to support Java Village. We are very pleased with this generous offer and we hope that many new clients will find their way to café Duinzigt Oegstgeest which is located at Rhijngeesterstraatweg 40d, Oegstgeest (near Leiden). Opening hours Monday through Friday from 9 am-5.30 pm. Please click here to go to www.duinzigt-oegstgeest.nl

Support us by buying books through YouBeDo

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Buy your online books via YouBeDo! You pay the same price as elsewhere but up to 12% of your purchase will go to Java Village, (if you choose us as your charity.) Click here for a direct link to our page on the website of YouBeDo.

Don't forget us when you are doing your online shopping!

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Shop online at your favourite stores via DoelShop.nl and they will donate a percentage to Java Village! This is an easy way to support us, without any extra costs for you, making your online shopping even more enjoyable.
For details of how to shop and donate, please go to our website or just click here!

Follow us on Facebook

Up to date news about Java Village is posted on our Facebook page. Visit it to find the latest information, photos of our projects and more that is happening in Java Village and the village of Cisarua.

Friend of Java Village

With a minimum of € 5 a month or € 60 a year you can become a ‘Friend of Java Village’. With your support, we can guarantee and continue running existing projects and initiate new ones. Once a year, Java Village will organise a social event, exclusively for all Friends and Sponsors of Java Village, where you can meet your fellow supporters of Java Village and enjoy Indonesian snacks. The Board will update attendees on ongoing projects and on new ones that are planned.

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