What We Do
Yayasan Solemen Indonesia (Solemen), an Indonesian registered non-profit Foundation, was formed in October 2010 to raise awareness and provide funds to support accredited agencies and projects for the disadvantaged in Bali.
Sole Man Robert declared his intention to be barefoot until SOLEMEN had raised one million US Dollars. The reason for being barefoot is “to be in solidarity with those who don’t have a choice to wear or not wear shoes”.
Solemen‘s first ‘awareness’ 535 km barefoot walk around Bali was not just a ‘walk’. The Solemen held frequent health education checks and made presentations in schools, orphanages and villages together with a medical team from Anak Anak Bali (Bali Kids). The Solemen also taught the children to be aware of and how to clean up their immediate environment.
As well as raising awareness, we are now primarily focusing our efforts on helping the disadvantaged in Bali, Indonesia. We are constantly looking for donations not just in monetary terms but also food, clothing, mobility/disability aids, sponsors and more. Please review our wish list to view what is currently needed. We here at Solemen hope that you can help us help them as well as enjoying the beautiful island that is Bali.
We are working alongside accredited agencies and projects to alleviate suffering and support the disadvantaged in Bali. Solemen provides health and safety education as well as teaching how to respect and protect the environment. Regular feedback and visual update reports are given to registered donors. Solemen are a very small team that are fast acting, with a huge knowledge of aid groups, rehabilitation centers across the island. All monies donated are used to help the needy and disadvantaged in Bali.
Solemen’s ‘OUTREACH’ crew searches out and are able to react immediately to assess and action the alleviation of individual cases of suffering. This often means driving immediately to the person or people who needs help and taking them for assistance and, where appropriate, therapy and/or medical treatment at one of our strategic partner units.
Our mission is to help the disadvantaged in Bali, Indonesia.
Who We Support
Solemen Indonesia supports the following non-profit organisations.
Yayasan Bumi Sehat Foundation
Yayasan Bumi Sehat was founded in 1995 as an Indonesian not-for-profit organization. “Yayasan” means not-for-profit, “Bumi” means Earth-Mother, and “Sehat” translates as Healthy. Thus we are the Healthy Mother Earth Foundation.
In 2011, we expanded and added Bumi Sehat Foundation International, a 501(c)(3) registered in the United States. We operate two Community Health Education and Childbirth Centers – one in Bali and another in post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia. At our Bumi Sehat clinics you will find a blend of allopathic and holistic medicine, which effectively reduces suffering. Research has proven that our children’s first classroom is the womb. Each baby’s capacity to love and trust is built at birth and in the first two hours of life. By protecting pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding, we are advocating for optimal humanity, health, intelligence and consciousness. Last year alone, the recorded human services provided by Bumi Sehat totaled more than 50,000.
Yayasan Anak Anak Bali (Bali Kids)
From their website:
On the ‘Island of the Gods’ you will discover luxury five star resorts and beautiful palm fringed beaches. If your heart searches beyond you will also discover thousands of poverty stricken children. Children, who live in appalling conditions, suffer from malnutrition and cry themselves to sleep at night.