049 / Kauman, Ketapang, West Kalimantan – Community Eco-Library
After finishing her studies, Mrs. Desy Jayanti moved back to her home village and saw that the interest of reading among people was very low. She finally decided to open a small library in her house by converting her living room for this purpose in 2013.
She is currently saving some money to buy a bigger book shelf. She works as a public servant at a tax office and gives English lessons at the library. Sometimes teenagers or the mothers of children who study English read there as well.
Ketapang suffers from haze from the wildfires, illegal mining and floods due to deforestation. Besides implementing our Eco-games and Eco-activities, Mrs. Desy Jayanti plans to create a book club and teach children how to make compost or how to upcycle rubbish.
This Eco-library is entirely funded by Dan Frolec through green-books.org’s crowdfunding campaign at startsomegood.com.
Previous supporters have funded more than 60 Eco-Libraries across Indonesia. You can join the movement by donating today.