People empowering change

Sumba is one of many thousands of unknown islands in the Indonesian archipelago. It has beautiful beaches and pristine mountains, but also poverty-stricken inhabitants with no prospects of economic or social development. Until, that is, Hivos put the island on the map in 2011 in an ambitious experiment: Iconic Island Sumba, aiming for 100% renewable energy for its 700.000 inhabitants. This publication describes Sumba’s journey.