CISV Indonesia (CISV INA) was founded in October 1991 by Hestia Utomo. Having first heard about CISV in 1990 while attending a seminar abroad, she managed to send the first Indonesian delegation to a village in Sweden in 1991. Their wonderful experience encouraged Hestia and her friends to further develop CISV in Indonesia.
Since then, CISV INA has grown continuously. In June 1992, two delegations were sent to Villages in Sweden and in Chattanooga (USA), and in August 1992, Hestia Utomo presented CISV INA at the International Board Meeting in Tokyo, Japan.In November 1992, two chapters were formed: Chapter Krakatau (South and easy Jakarta) with Rose Marie Kartodirjo as President, and Chapter Cendrawasih (North and West Jakarta) with Mira Wisendha as President, while Hestia became President of the CISV Indonesia National Association (NA)
In January 1993, with the help of our dear friend Carol Daniels (CISV USA), CISV INA was formed as a foundation in front of a notary, and in 1995, the organization was registered at the Indonesian Ministry of Education. In August 1996, CISV INA was promoted to category B, which means Indonesia has the right to vote in the International Board Meeting (IBM)