The Ciawi kampung in Bogor used to be surrounded by paddy fields.
But they have been built over by new housing projects over the years. This has helped transform their river streams into polluted waterways, carrying the waste from upstream to their doorstep.
So they took it upon themselves to clean up their kampungs. And the results are stunning.
The community has enacted environmentally friendly and preventative practices, seeing instant results with their irrigation systems.
They are now so clean, that they can sustain a 300 meter fish farm.
With each family having their own section, they can sell their fish for US$120 per month!
Their success has convinced surrounding neighbourhoods to follow the Ciawi example.
It’s amazing what a community can accomplish.
Watch the Al Jazeera feature on the Indonesian village that turned their polluted waterways into clean fish farms…