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Ketut Bentir

Ketut is a 31-year-old lady living in Singaraja. She suffers from Schizophrenia and was chained to the floor in a very distressed state when we met her. Her siblings are also affected but they were both functioning normally. Her condition has improved and she is now leading a free and full life. She regularly accompanies her mother into the fields to harvest grass to feed the cows locally.

Sponsorship needed:
– Food parcel IDR 800k/month (AUS$80)
– Medication IDR 404k/month (AUS$40)

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Juniasih

is a 16 year old girl who living in dire poverty with her father and extended family following the death of her mum.

She had a congenital lower leg abnormality which caused her extreme pain due to open sores, distress and social isolation. She refused to attend school as she was very embarrassed by the way she looked and to avoid bullying. She made the very brave decision to have her lower leg amputated and soon after received a prosthetic leg.

She is now a very empathetic role model for teenagers pre amputation and enjoying her chef training course so she can achieve her dream of working in the hospitality industry once qualified.

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Komang & Wayan

are part of two impoverished families with seven severely disabled children between them with ages ranging from 5 years to mid 20s. They live in Denpasar.

They are severely impaired due to genetic Muscular Dystrophy, Scoliosis, and were malnourished.

They have gained weight and with regular therapy, their deterioration has slowed down. They are much brighter mentally and love to join in our fundays. They were provided with specialist wheelchairs, hospital beds and pressure relieving mattresses to make caring for them easier and improve their quality of life.

Sponsorship needed:
– Food parcel IDR 800k/month (AUS$80)
– Ensure x4 tins IDR 500k/month (AUS$50)

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Solebuddies

Rianka & Supriani

Rianka is a 4-year-old little boy living in Badung. He has a severe heart defect which required a series of surgeries in Jakarta. 

Supriani is an 11-year-old girl from Gianyar. She was born with a severe heart defect which required surgery in Jakarta.

Both children are now leading full lives and are much healthier. They are monitored by specialists every 3 months.

Sponsorship needed:
– Food parcel IDR 800k/month (AUS$80)
– Ensure 2 tins IDR 500k/month (AUS$50)
– Medical check-ups 3 monthly 1m IDR/month (AUS$100)

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Solebuddies

Made Suartana

Pak Made is a 47-year-old man living in Gianyar within the family compound. When we first met him, he was naked and locked in a makeshift cell with no electricity or running water. He had physical health issues as well as his mental health issues. He is now receiving medication and living a free life. He earns a meagre income collecting plastic bottles to sell

Sponsorship needed:
– Food parcel IDR 800k/month (AUS$80)
– Medication IDR 1,1m per month (AUS$110)

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