BEATS Charity

BEATS is a small charity, with no employees, only volunteers. It maintains a close and personal relationship between its supporters and projects, so that groups and individuals are able to choose to support people and projects to which they can relate.

Or support us with regular donations to our projects or Sponsor a Child. Download our "30 days of prayer" book here!

BEATS primarily operates in Indonesia, collaborating with four organisations. We partner with GBI Church in Ambon (E Indonesia) to aid earthquake victims through home rebuilding, child sponsorship and a start-up business loan program. Additionally in Sumatra (NW Indonesia) we work alongside YSI, which conducts disaster preparedness and runs micro enterprise schemes, as well as YACAN and YASAH who operate Children's Homes.
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February 2024

BEATS has supplied funding to help enable YSI to run disaster preparedness training courses in Metro Manila, and Bataan in the Philippines. Both of these places are at risk of tectonic movement of the West Valley Fault.

YSI have recognised that normally, in the event of an emergency, approximately only 10% of people know what to do, 10% just panic, and the rest tend to follow someone else. By running these courses YSI aim to increase the number of people who know how to respond in an emergency, and therefore increase the survival chances of more people. Church and NGO leaders attended the course.

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January 2024

BEATS have started a new partnership with YASERA, a charity working in 4 areas of Indonesia, helping to improve the position of impoverished, vulnerable, disaster-affected people by addressing the root cause of their vulnerability. YASERA does this by educating families about key health messages to alleviate malnutrition, campaigning against child marriage, and educating families about organic farming, financial management and business development.

One project works in villages in Bali, close to an active volcano (Mt Agung). BEATS are providing funds to enable YASERA to train vulnerable families over an 18 month period to raise awareness of the need for disaster preparedness and risk management.

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December 2023

Following the destructive earthquake in Ambon in September 2019, BEATS has been providing funds for the rebuilding of damaged or destroyed houses. Here are the before and after photos of the 13th house for which BEATS has provided a grant. Ibu Emi and her family describe their new house as a gift from God, as they had never imagined that they would be able to have a proper house. Ibu Emi and her family are desperately poor and need ongoing support, see the Sponsor page for more details.

For information on how BEATS has already helped in Ambon see the information on our Ambon page.

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