11 May 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Strong, Healthy Mothers


Photo By: Bob Barker

More than 289,000 expectant mothers die from complications related to pregnancy every year. That’s 800 women a day. In the 2 minutes it takes you to read this blog a child will lose his or her mum. ...read more

27 Apr 2017

Fighting Malnutrition with Education


Photo by: Sumandari

Juxtaposed next to luxurious world-class resorts on the island of Sumba lives a population plagued by extreme poverty and poor health. Among the poorest islands in Indonesia, over 30% of Sumba’s population lives on less than $1.25 day. That is less than $500 per year, and less than half the nightly rate of the cheapest room at the resorts in their own backyard. The locals are mostly subsistence farmers, and food insecurity due to poverty, drought, and poor soil quality make feeding their families a daily struggle. ...read more

20 Apr 2017

SurfAid Saves Children’s Lives


Photo By: Bob Barker

Did you know that more than 6 million children die before their 5th birthday every year? That’s 17,000 children dying every single day. ...read more

12 Apr 2017

A word with Bonne Gea – a truly inspiring SurfAid Ambassador



We are excited to welcome Bonne Gea, Indonesian pro surfer, to the SurfAid family as our newest SurfAid Ambassador! Sponsored by Billabong Asia, Bonne is 5-time Indonesian Women’s Surfing Champion, and 2-time Asian Surfing Champion.  ...read more

05 Apr 2017

The Under-tapped Power of Veggies in Remote Island Communities


Photo provided by Armawait

Just over the hill from world-class wave Lakey Peak, on the island of Sumbawa, high levels of maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition are pervasive. ...read more

22 Mar 2017

SurfAid Celebrates World Water Day

 photo by:Richard Lokollo ...read more

15 Mar 2017

Overcoming Barriers to Breastfeeding



In the countries where many of SurfAid’s supporters are born, expectant mothers have access to coaching classes, to online communities, to libraries, to maternity leave, and most importantly – to medical professionals. However, learning to be a mum in the places where SurfAid’s programmes are delivered looks very different ...read more

07 Mar 2017

SurfAid Celebrates International Women's Day

Photo provided by Martiana Hia

In 2000, the world set out on a plan to tackle inequality in its many forms through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It was an ambitious 15-year plan, with solid progress made in some areas by 2015, but significant work remaining. ...read more

22 Feb 2017

One grandfather who makes a real difference



In remote villages on the island of Sumbawa, social norms make children’s health the sole responsibility of mothers. Yet in a culture where mothers are also expected to generate income for their families, as well as perform all domestic duties, the health of their children is often overlooked. ...read more

15 Feb 2017

The Story of Sri

 
Lakey Peak, on the island of Sumbawa, is one of surfing’s greatest and most known treasures. However, despite Lakey Peak attracting tourists from around the globe, nearby villages battle to keep mothers and their children alive. Among these many villages is Kuta – far removed from the glitz of the more familiar Kuta, Bali – Kuta, Sumbawa has incredibly high rates of infant, child and maternal death. The cause is insufficient health education; the effect is poor health behaviors, and SurfAid’s antidote is a robust Mother and Child Health Program. ...read more