Like its neighbor Bali, Lombok’s white sand beaches, simple bungalows, coconut trees and mountains attract plenty of tourists. Lombok is one of the thousands of islands in Indonesia, and is one of the most densely populated Muslim areas in the world. In August 2018 Lombok was devastated by several earthquakes, destroying livelihoods throughout the isolated villages in the northwest corridor of the island. Mission: Hope stepped in to help with the relief and long-term recovery efforts.Many of our staff in nearby Bali are trained to respond to disasters came to serve these villages in Lombok. We were able to help over 1,200 families with clean water, food, hygiene kits, shelter, medical care, and more. Over time, our work in Lombok grew until we could formally shift its focus from relief efforts to our long-term sustainable transformation model.