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    Innovation Festival Provides Fresh Ideas on How to Use Vital Funds in Indonesian Villages

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Village Innovation Festival Photo
    (Photo by: Fibria Heliani)


    One recent scorching afternoon, a display of colorful squat toilets welcomed curious visitors in the main park of the city of Mataram, in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province.

    These visitors were not looking to buy new toilet bowls, nor were they working on home improvement projects. They were among 350 villagers who went ‘shopping’ for ideas and innovations to improve basic services and infrastructure in their home villages.