On December 5, 2021, the sky suddenly darkened over Lumajang, a region on the Indonesian island of Java. Clouds of smoke and hot ash shot out of the Semeru volcano. Liquid lava came out of the crater. The ash mixed with rain and a sea of mud buried roads, houses and rice paddies. Thousands of people fled - and were suddenly dependent on humanitarian aid
Yuyun is one of the residents of Lumajang and today she no longer knows how to make a living. The farmer lives in emergency shelter provided by the government several kilometers from her former farm. Food prices at the nearest merchant are high, and to reach her old farmland, Yuyun would have to pay around 10,000 Indonesian rupiah for fuel every day. money she doesn't have.
This is the opening of a fascinating feature article about Loop’s work and impact by German journalist Lena Bunker.
Lena wrote about Loop in September 2022 on the Perspective Daily website.
If you’d like to read the full article just click here. For an easy English translation (the original is in German), we recommend the Chrome browser which automatically allows you to switch the article to English using Google Translate.