We want to empower the trash picker's children. We want them to discover a pathway to a better life and believe in a future beyond the trash heap.
Most of the trash pickers live in illegal dwellings with an average income of around US$50 a month. There are no social safety nets. By the age of 8 or 9 years, children are out helping their parents pick up trash. The cycle of poverty continues from generation to generation and without outside intervention, they have little hope for a better life.
Our goal is to break the generational cycle of thinking that picking trash is their only option.
With your help, XSProject can intervene and create new opportunities by providing them with critical necessities, such as education, healthcare and life skills.
We’ll assign the funds where they are most needed.
Donate to a project - XSEducation, XSHealth or XSCommunity.
Sponsor a child’s education for a year or more.
How your money helps
Provides immunizations and vaccinations including TDP and Dengue for one adult for a year.
Helps offer micro-finance loans to women in the community to launch their own businesses and earn extra income.
Buys material to build a cart that a trash picker pulls when he is collecting trash.
Pays for family planning practices for six women in the community for a year.
Supplies school backpacks and new shoes for 3 elementary school students for 1 year.
Covers eye exams and eyeglasses for one mother in the vocational and business training program.
Pays the monthly salary of one employee to wash and prepare the plastic trash that XSProject makes into products.
Complete health check-up and vaccinations for 10 children. Includes annual hearing, vision and dental exams.
XSEducation Sponsorship options
US$280 / Year
- Grade 1 through 6
- Rp. 4,000,000
US$700 / Year
- Grade 7 through 9
- Rp. 10,000,000
US$980 / Year
- Grade 10 through 12
- Rp. 14,000,000
US$1400 / Year
- Undergraduate degree
- Rp. 20,000,000
What does sponsorship cover?
Field trips and activities
Annual health checks
For just $25 a month you can change a child's life!
Frequently Asked Questions
We provide scholarships to the children of trash pickers in the Cirendeu community. Those with the greatest needs are sponsored first (generally the older children). We also work to ensure continuity of sponsorship for children from year to year.
Please let us know if you have an age or gender preference for the child you are sponsoring and we’ll do our best to match it.
Yes! When you sponsor a child for a year or longer you will get:
- a photo of your child, a biography and a story about their family
- annual progress reports
- the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a child into a better life.
Yes! A receipt will be issued for all donations.
At present we do not have an online facility to receive donations directly. If you would like to donate and would prefer to do that online, please do so through the Global Giving website at www.globalgiving.com. This is also appropriate for smaller donations where you are not based in Indonesia and bank fees would otherwise be very expensive.
For larger donations ($US500+) we would encourage you to transfer the money directly to XSProject’s Indonesian bank account. For these larger amounts, the bank fees are more cost effective. Bank details will be provided.
If you are based in Indonesia, you can make a direct bank transfer, mail in a check or drop the money off at our Jakarta office in person - whichever is most convenient for you.
If you are a US taxpayer and donate through the Global Giving website, then donations are tax deductible. If you are a UK taxpayer and give in GBP on the Global Giving website you may be able to claim an extra 25% if you are Gift Aid eligible. See more here.
Donations made directly to XSProject are not tax deductible.
The Global Giving platform conducts rigorous checks before allowing organizations to accept donations through their website. Monthly project updates are posted on their website. Learn more about Global Giving's vetting process.
We have also been audited by the World Fair Trade Organization and awarded “Fair Trade Guaranteed” status for our business operations.
If you are in Jakarta, we welcome you to come and visit XSProject to see what we do first-hand.
Yes! XSProject is registered as a non-profit with the government of Indonesia under the name Yayasan XSProject Reguna Kreasi. Our Tanda Daftar Yayasan (non-profit) registration number is: 741/F.2/31.74.06.1005/-1.848/e/2018
We're grateful for the partners that help us support our community
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