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SWP wants to realize its objective in the form of projects; own projects and participation in projects of others. Please click below for the descriptions of the projects.

Project descriptions


GoalPreventing lungs and respiratory problems
DiscriptionUnder the supervision of Professor Van Schayck of the Maastricht University, a stove was developed in India (Bangalore) with which no smoke enters the home.

In May 2019, we transferred two sets of molds for making stoves from India to West Papua. The local bricklayer can use this to make several stove's with local materials.
The papuas no longer have to cook on an open fire. There will be no more smoke from charcoal fires in the houses. The risk of respiratory diseases is considerably reduced. Eye irritation and headache due to flue gases will occur less.
PartnersYAPEMASDA and YADUPA - local foundations in Jayapura and Biak respectively.
BudgetThe molds (6 metal molds per set) were made available thanks to Professor van Schayck. The local bricklayer (tukan semen) can use it to build the stoves and gradually create his own small business.
RealizationWe went to West Papua in May 2019 and transferred two sets of molds there to a village on Biak and a village near Jayapura.
October 2019 we want to go to West Papua again to see the use over time and to provide additional help if necessary.


ProjectTour and Travel Fakfak
GoalTo develop and improve tourism in Fakfak
DescriptionThe development of tourism will give the local population an extra means of existence. The local population will also realize that it must counter the overuse of the natural diversity of the area. Cruise ships can anchor in the area, after which the tourists can visit the exceptional nature using small boats. By building small holiday houses, tourists can also stay in the beautiful nature for a short or longer period.
To support the project, SWP has built the Emmerpan-website: www.fakfaktravel.com
PartnerJoko M. Ahek - Emmerpan Tour and Travel - Jalan Fakfak Kokas
BudgetA startbugdet of € 65,000.- is estimated by Emmerpan
PlanningAs soon as contacts are made with travel agencies


ProjectMangrove coastal planting
DoelDevelopment of mangrove ecosystems
OmschrijvingTropical shores of mangrove forests form a complex ecosystem. They protect the coast against erosion, act as a filter for coastal waters and thus provide a nutrient-rich breeding ground for a wide variety of marine animals and other wildlife. Communities living in and around these forests depend on this natural resource for their livelihood.

We will now have to act to protect these essential ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.
PartnerLocal foundation on the island of Yapen
BudgetDetermine after initial exploration
PlanningWe want to start initial exploration at the end of 2019


ProjectWebshop with articles from the Tropics
GoalOnline sales of products from West Papua
DescriptionBy selling products from the tropics we stimulate the (small) local economy. We want to include coffee from coffee farmers from the Baliem valley in the assortment. In addition to stimulating the local economy, we also offer more financial opportunities with the web store for the projects with which we want to further improve the prosperity and future of the papuans in West Papua.
At start-up it will not be easy to match the purchase of our web articles with the expected turnover. In addition, we will have to look carefully at how we set up the return process.
BudgetRequired start budget is estimated at 10,000 euros
PlanningDepending on the choice and delivery of products


ProjectLawsuit against the Dutch State
GoalAddressing the Netherlands on maladministration by the forced transfer of West Papua (the former Dutch New Guinea) to Indonesia
DescriptionThe West Papua Foundation (SWP) wants to realize its objective in the form of projects; own projects and participation in projects of others. In addition, SWP has raised the issue of the unlawful transfer of West Papua to Indonesia in a lawsuit against the State of the Netherlands
PartnerYLSM/PTPB - Local Foundation Inland Mountains (Wisselmeren)
BudgetLegal support requires a lot of money. The raising of funds is an extremely important matter
PlanningThe Indictment has been running since the end of 2016