AtmaGo and Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Lombok, an island in Indonesia, was just struck by dozens of earthquakes, up to 7.0 in magnitude. As of August 23rd, the quakes caused 555 casualties, 1300 injuries, and displaced 353,000 people. As soon as the first earthquake happened, Atma expanded service to Lombok. AtmaGo is reaching those in Lombok and empowering people on the front lines to help each other recover from these devastating earthquakes. What we can see from posts on AtmaGo is that people are creating makeshift shelters, organizing community events, and sharing information on where to find water and food. It has been incredible to see the impact AtmaGo is having on the ground. Our field director, Alfan Rodhi, visited our users in Lombok to offer help and hear their stories.