The effects of the pandemic have been felt by everyone, especially the most by vulnerable communities in our society. In Indonesia, Amazon and AWS are collaborating with customers, partners and the government to look for ways to make a difference to the Indonesian community.
Most recently, AWS together with our customer Halodoc, worked with the Government of Karawang in West Java, to open a temporary vaccination center to reach 7,500 Karawang residents above 18 years of age, and the surrounding Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) community. To comply with the local pandemic regulations and make it easy to book a vaccination slot, Halodoc set up a mobile digital vaccination booking system built on AWS. At a click of a button on their mobile phones, residents in Karawang can book a vaccination slot without having to queue, or wait in line for an appointment.
At the same time, Amazon joined with AWS customer SiCepat, and Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM) to distribute 2,380 grocery kits containing essential foods to low income households in greater Jakarta area and West Java impacted by COVID 19. It’s estimated that 80% of residents in this area include elderly and daily rated workers are impacted by job losses and displacement by the pandemic. SiCepat, the leading end-to-end logistics service provider in Indonesia, provided free delivery of the kits through their CSR program SiCepat Peduli.
In the early months of the pandemic, AWS worked with international NGO Habitat for Humanity to distribute grocery kits, masks and hygiene kits to more than 15,000 families in Bekasi and Karawang, West Java.
With the pandemic situation still unfolding, AWS remains committed to supporting local communities through our contributions and collaboration with non-profit organizations, customers, and government institutions to help Indonesia fight COVID 19.