WEA Women in Action
East Nusa Tenggara, Sumba, Indonesia
Affiliations & Roles
Head of Sumba Hospitality Foundation
Redemta Bato has a sociology degree from Atmajaya University (Yogyakarta). She was born and raised in Sumba and has dedicated her life to community development and non-profit work in Sumba since the start of her career. Her greatest passion lies in supporting women to be educated, empowered and to be included equally within society, no matter their background or social status.
As a coordinator with Sumba Sustainability Tourism Coalition, Redemta wants to create awareness and longevity for Sumba as the tourism market grows. Redemta heads the Sumba Hospitality Foundation, working to create environmental initiatives that support Sumbanese communities to have better awareness and care for their beautiful island. She is working to guarantee that the schools and eco-resorts truly benefit the local community in the long term. Her environmental initiatives support the Sumbanese communities by educating locals on sustainable practices and having governments promote waste management systems.
Through education, empowerment, and inclusion Redemta hopes to see an end to domestic violence and trafficking of vulnerable women, and prevent the discrimination of marginalized women who have suffered from disabilities, violence, poverty, or neglect. For over a decade, Redemta worked in management at Sumba Integrated Development in collaboration with Child Fund Indonesia and Sumba Hope Foundation, which helped her cultivate her community development and advocacy skills for all women and children. Redemta is driven by a strong desire to improve the situation of the Sumbanese population and strives daily to meet the needs of her community.