I know this is a very tough time for everyone. The world seems to have turned a bit upside down and we’re all handling it differently. However, most of us are in positions where we have savings or government assistance to fall back on. If you know Bali, you will know that most Balinese people live hand to mouth. Even if they work full time, there are family members to care for and constant ceremonies to pay for.
All you Bali lovers out there, you will surely be thinking about your friends, drivers, nannies, hotel staff and everyone else in Bali that has suddenly become unemployed. After all, 80% of Bali relies on tourism for their income.
So, what can you do to help? There are lots of options for making donations whether you want to donate for food, medical equipment, or other supplies families are desperately in need of now.
Crisis Kitchen Bali
Offering free meals for those in need. If you’re in Bali you can donate rice, veggies, eggs, noodles, etc. directly to at Tropicana Churros Café or through their fundraiser. (Photo above from Crisis Kitchen Bali)
Donating meals, masks, and necessities to communities in need all over Bali. If you are in Indonesia you can donate by making a bank transfer and can confirm with a WhatsApp message0811396633
Bank Central Asia ( BCA) -Account I Nym Merta Adi Adnyana 7720133401, Kcp Taman Mumbul,
Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI ) Account: I Nym Merta Adi Adnyana 472201019143530, Kcp Jimbaran
The Mask Society
The Mask Society engages with seamstresses that have lost their jobs due to the COVID19 outbreak.
Masks are only Rp10,000 and have 2 layers and filter pockets. 100% of the money goes to the seamstress working from home. They also donate one mask to those in need in the community for every sale made.
This amazing group is printing and donating masks to hospitals in Indonesia, all-around. Located in our beautiful Bali, Indonesia. Contact us if you need help!
Lentera Belajar Bali
LBB helps with many different social issues in Bali. Right now they are donating masks, meals and helping to spread correct information about Covid-19.
Solemen has been supporting communities in need since 2010.
Their work has made a huge difference to the disabled, disadvantaged, and in
need all over Bali and other areas of Indonesia. They will be continuing their
good work during the Covid-19 pandemic. To donate visit their website Www.solemen.org
Yayasan Team Action Amed
Amed is a beautiful area of East Bali that is
in desperate need. Many families here are very poor and Yayasan Team Action
Amed is making sure those in need get care packs. Every $10
AUD raised helps feed a family of 4 for one week.
Care packs consist of: 5kgs of Rice, 350mls of oil, Eggs x12, 2 bars of soap, as well as 4 masks per family(when available).
or transfer to local bank account
Bank Rakyat Indonesia – persero (BRI)
Account name -Yayasan Team Action Amed
A/C number 809701002710535
swift code BRINIDJA
Let’s Help Bali (Covid-19)
This Facebook group is mainly taking donations from Aussies who want to support Balinese people they have met and gotten to know on trips to Bali. If you have someone specific you would like to get a care package to, this is the group to look into. You can also make donations for care packages for anyone in need.
KY Change Project Indonesia
This project is donating food and hygiene packages to the most vulnerable areas of Bali. In April they have delivered over 100 packages to those in need. You can donate to KY Change Project Indonesia here: https://chuffed.org/project/kychange-project-covid-19
Westerlaken Foundation: Yayasan Bali Bersih
Westerlaken foundation is a Dutch non-profit organisation, founded in 2018, as a follow up of foundation soul surf project Bali (founded in 2007) by Rodney Westerlaken. Westerlaken Foundation focuses on many different social and environmental issues but are now concentrating on emergency relief.
Find out more info on their website https://www.westerlakenfoundation.org/