About Us


MUM Manusia untuk masyarakat
(People for the Community)

Manusia Untuk Masyarakat or (People for the Community) has been approved by the Indonesian authorities to provide aid and assistance inthe broadest sense to people with the greatest need.

MUM received its full accreditation in 2006 and is now a fully registered non-profit foundation for the futherance of social development in Indonesia.

The Members of the MUM boards of Governance have significant experience in works of this nature. Between us we have developed several other vibrant and effective non profit foundations that are making a difference on several fronts in Indonesia. In addition MUM's board members without exception have long term experience in working In Indonesia (on average 25 years each) this creates a base of understanding of practical issues that affect the success of any given endeavor in this country. We understand how to deliver aid and provide practical solutions in a precise fashion, bringing assistance directly to those members of Indonesian communities most in need because of natural disasters, extremist activities, or poverty.

Concept & Founder
Richard Flax


Pendiri (Formal Founders of the Organisation)

Dr. Andre Dipa

Head of the Sanglah Hospital
Emergency Department (Indonesian Citizen)

Nurse Kim Patra

Australian Midwife now an Indonesian Citizen

Pengawas (Overseeing Board)

Viebeke Asana

Senior member of the organization of 17 banjars (village councils) that make up the Kuta area (Indonesian Citizen)

Linda Garland

Long term resident head of the Bamboo foundation (Indonesian Citizen) www.bamboocentral.org

Nattalia Sinclaire

Founder of Kanak-kanak Montessori School Bali (Indonesian Citizen)

Pengurus (Board of Directors)

Budi Harsono

Chairman - Indonesian Citizen

Hanny Wijaja

Treasurer, Accountant at Surfer Girl, Our treasurer (Indonesian Citizen)

Petra Schneider

Founder of the IDEP Foundation - Indonesian Citizen
Vision and Mission

Background and Base Strategy

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Indonesian citizens in need through education and health programs. As we adapt to the ongoing litany of disasters in Indonesia, we are focusing our activities in order to bring educational tools and practical methods of developing sustainable futures to those in need. We hope to achieve this by empowering local communities, assisting them to more directly control the basic elements of their lives.The urgent need is to assist in upgrading primary community health clinics, educational facilities and developing sources of clean water.

From the first Bali bombing in 2002, the Tsunami in Aceh in 2006 to the on going development of kindergarten programs throughout the archipelago to recently dealing with the earthquake in Lombok in 2018.

We all acknowledge that the best intentions do not always ensure the desired outcomes.

We believe that the cornerstone to success in this endeavor involves a credible foundation that has a dedicated group of people functioning with a shared vision based on long term experience of Indonesian traditions and social structure.

Yayasan MUM is an effective foundation and vehicle to circumvent traditional problems in aid deliverance and ensure transparent accounting practices by its hands on attitude to relief work.


Charter MUM is a fully registered Indonesian
based non profit organization

With a charter to perform social activities including the development of:

  • Formal and non formal Institutions
  • Orphanages and homes for the elderly
  • Hospitals clinics and laboratories
  • Sport and other training facilities
  • Scientific research facilities and the development of studies towards the achievements and implementation of these and other social objectives.

Effective Distribution

Of Aid and Support

Government studies confirm that programs which are intended to provide access to effective medical programs for the poorest members of society, tend to be utilised by the more wealthy elements of society. These initiatives almost entirely miss their intended low income recipients, with less than 1% of the program reaching the people they are intended to assist. (reports are available upon request).

It is this kind of problem that is a cardinal issue affecting the overall success of aid programs in Indonesia. Experimental programs in three diverse test locations in Indonesia confirm that utilisation and distribution of medical programs were so seriously diminished by the time they reached their intended recipients as to render them ineffective.

We have developed effective strategies to deliver aid immediately to those with the greatest need with the following strategies:

People for the Community

  • Long term strategies that have been designed to develop and foster independent village and community lead initiatives
  • Intention to empower people who are reliant on aid from NGOs and Government assistance to be able to become independent
  • Effective methods to ensure that the aid provided by donors is received by the intended recipients and makes quantifiable differences in their lives
  • Knowledge and experience dealing with issues throughout Indonesia
  • Collaboration with other non profit organisations in Indonesia to better resolve issues and ensure effective outcomes in areas where epertise has been established in the field
  • Philosophy of sharing knowledge