Productive Garden

By jerrybrand,

TLM foundation invited local community to transform 0.5 acre unproductive land into productive garden to be an additional income source for them as well as an sample for Nagarukanoru community. Productive garden in Ngarukanoru was named “Mondu Lambi” which means “fertile land” and has 9 family heads as members at the beginning but now there are only 5 family (10 people)

The productive garden begun to be processed since 2015 by planting onions, garlic, green beans, yardlong beans, cos lettuce, water spinach, chili, eggplant, cabbage and broccoli. They also raise some fruit plants like dragon fruits, Californian papaya and lady finger banana. All the plant were planted organically making them are safe to consume and good to sell.

Productive Garden Group Forming

Cleaning unproductive land

Furrows Making

Plant nursery

Planting horticultural plants using mulches

The watering of horticultural plants


Officials and Community Training on Village Establishment based on 2014 Village Law

By jerrybrand,

On 2015, Government declared a policy to establish nation from village and it is followed up by the published of Village Law Number 6 Year 2014. Villages are given autonomy to manage the establishment from planning to developing. Every year, Government provide village fund from APBN (Regional Revenues and Expenditures Budget). The management of the budget is the responsibility of village officials and village community. TLM Foundation takes part to improve the capacity of the officials and the community to implement village establishment.

The program is “Officials and Community Training about Village Establishment on the implementation of Village Law Number 6 Year 2014”.


Village Official Mentoring in making RKPDes & RPJMDes

Training of Community Participation in Village Establishment

Village law training for village official and community

Community Training of Village Establishment Plan

Productive Garden Water Project Procurement

By jerrybrand,

The location of productive garden is higher than the location of spring. Therefore, to irrigate the water from spring to the garden, hydram technology is used under a consideration of low operation fund.
Installation steps of Hydram pump project;

  1. Measuring the distance between spring and productive garden.
  2. Measuring the elevation from spring and productive garden
  3. Pump installation, pipe installation and water tanks making.

Hydram pump installation project was started shortly after learning all the steps above. All these process invlolve local community (12 members of productive garden).
This hydram project can fulfill 0,5 acre of productive garden need. Aside from productive garden. TLM foundation also helps an Catholic primary school in Ngarukanoru by irrigate water to its garden .

Dam Making

Students help in collecting materials for dam

Supply tank for hydram project

Hydram pump installation

Making of water tank in productive garden area

Socialization of effectiveness of water using


Bak penampung yang sudah jadi dan siap pakai

Pemasangan Kerantapstand warga sekitar proyek air

Perawatan Rutin pompa hydrram oleh fasilitator desa

Pemanfaatan air untuk menyirami tanaman hortikultura


Village Forum in East Sumba Regency

By jerrybrand,

Enlightenment of “Village law number 6 year 2014 implementation” for village heads in East Sumba Regency

As a form of concern for village financial budget management that recently caused legal issues, TLM Foundation (TLM-GMIT) as a community empowerment institution, cooperated with NGO SADAR (Village and Budget School) from Kebumen, Central Java, Regional Government of East Sumba regency, that is village community empowerment agency of East Sumba regency is successfully conducted training and discussion on the implementation of Law number 6 year 2014 on Monday and Tuesday (27-28/November/2017) in Cendana Hotel Auditorium, Waingapu, East Sumba.

The opening ceremony that held in East Sumba regency was begun by singing “Indonesia Raya” together and followed by opening speech by TLM board chief, Yulius Riwu Kaho who said that,” TLM foundation that is a social foundation does not only serve social activity but also runs business units like BPR (Rural Bank), KSP (Saving and Loan Cooperative) and Consumer Cooperative that especially serve community economy empowerment to increase their living standard regardless tribe, religion and race. From the profit of these business units, TLM can serve several social activities like village advocacy/village heads mentoring, productive garden, scholarship, disability, and clean water program/WASH. This empowerment and mentoring are pure social activities of TLM that aim to help all of village heads who work in the village to have right understanding about village law number 6 year 2014 so that you can implement it well, especially in managing current village fund.” Said Riwu Kaho.

In this opportunity, head department of East Sumba village community empowerment agency, Yakobus Yiwa in his speech pointed out that he and his staff really appreciate TLM foundation which wants to assist them in giving enlightenment for village heads in their area as a form of care for East Sumba society in general and village heads in particular as they are the main performers of village law implementation. So he hopes that the village head can be more transparent and accountable in managing village fund.

The spokesperson of the training is Yusuf Murtiono of NGO SADAR, Kebumen, Central Java who has successfully fought for village rights through village school. The purpose of this training is to strengthen and improve the capacity of village heads in implementing law number 6 year 2014 on village and village fund management and also to socialize and form village government communication forum in East Sumba Regency.

The participants of the training and discussion were 184 village heads from invited villages (140 definitive villages and 44 prepared villages), but for the reason that this is the first time for this training to be conducted in East Sumba and difficulty in delivering invitation through phone for the village heads in countryside, there were only 137 village heads of 22 sub-districts in East Sumba regency who attended the training. By training 137 village head in East Sumba, TLM has successfully trained and mentored 297 village heads; 48 village heads from South Central Timor, 112 from Rote Ndao and 137 from East Sumba. TLM foundation hopes to keep maintain the cooperation with the regional government so that they can keep give trainings in other regencies to increase the understanding of village heads in managing village fund and to maximize the implementation of village development from planning to evaluation by decrease financial deviation practices that had happened before.

One of village heads who attended the training, Sony Tari Nalle, Metawai Atu village head said that he is so happy and grateful to TLM foundation for these two days of training where they got better understanding about the implementation of village law number 6 year 2014 and also it has opened their knowledge about right and authority of village head in managing village fund that always causes legal issue because the lack of understanding about applicable regulation.

In the end of the training, TLM and the village heads agreed to form FORKOMDES (Village communication forum) at East Sumba regency level with board composition as following; Jonison Lado Comerihi, Kadumbul village head as chief, Tanga Teul, Tamburi village head as secretary, and Marthen Umbu M. Natar, Matawai Amahu village head as treasurer. Thereafter, forum members chose 4 village heads from representative areas that were present at the moment as area coordinators to facilitate next trainings and discussions, where FORKOMDES core board will be trained by TLM staff with TOT (Training of Trainer) method, and then, they will be responsible to train other village heads in their area.