OUR CURRENT PROJECT IS TO SUPPORT THE POOR AND NEEDY FAMILIES IN NORTH BALI WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN DRAMATICALLY EFFECTED BY MT. AGUNG ERUPTIONS AND
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Please Help Us Help Them
Five and a half million international tourists each year travel to Bali. Almost all (roughly 90%) spend their Bali holiday in the southern tourist districts of Nusa Dua, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu and Sanur with some venturing towards the centre of the island to the arts and crafts village of Ubud.
But there is a part of Bali where mainstream tourism doesn't touch, places where until only a few years ago rarely had any communication or interactions with westerners. The place is North East Bali in the Karangasem and East Buleleng regencies (districts).
The people that live here are extremely poor and even in "normal" times do it very tough, many (up to 130,000) were displaced into shelters and camps following the Mt Agung eruptions and now with tens of thousands returning north to their villages due to the shutdown of the tourism industry in the south by the COVID-19 pandemic more than ever these typically proud people desperately need your help as villages and local infrastructures are overwhelmed by the sudden return of all these people to their ancestral homes and families for support...
You can make a huge difference in the lives of these people. For $20 we can supply a basic family food package, containing rice, eggs, noodles, coffee, sugar, and cooking oil. For $1000 we can build an eco-friendly shelter that will house up to 60 people.
You can get involved, by donating money to help us reach our project targets, or by donating clothing, rice & basic dry and canned food, soap, tooth paste and brushes and sanitary goods, baby diapers and milk formula for infants, books, pens, pencils etc...for the kids.
Our mission is to help these poor farming communities cope with the massive return of family members and siblings to their traditional villages as work opportunities dry up in the south due to the COVID-19 restrictions and effects on Bali's high dependence on tourism.