Most families in Bali are suffering immensely.
Since March there have been no international tourists in Bali, and currently it seems none will arrive until well into 2021.
The Balinese government provides no financial support for most families.
My name is Barbara Saba. I am a Psychologist/Hypnotherapist working in Fremantle (www.hypnoticimpact.com.au).
I have spent a lot of time over the last seven years in Candi Dasa in Bali running professional development retreats for psychologists.
I have a passion for human welfare, social issues, and global wealth inequality.
Jay Putu from Candi Dasa
Jay has looked after myself and my clients, as a tour guide then driver, for many years. Over the last seven years I have grown to know his family intimately and have helped them with education around business management, budgeting and basic IT skills. Through this education, in 2015 Jay was able to obtain a car loan allowing him to establish a driving business – he is the sole breadwinner for his family of 12 (including a number of children, his wife, sister and two sets of elderly parents).
Jay’s family unit currently receives 10kg of rice and 28 eggs per month but no monetary support.
I have spoken with Jay may times this year and he has never asked for help – that was until two weeks ago. He told me his car was to be repossessed if he didn’t come up with four monthly payments in arrears ($1,000 total); and the family was at risk of being evicted as they were behind four months in rent ($200 total).
I sent him funds to avoid repossession of his car and eviction of the family from their home, plus a small additional amount of money which has been used to purchase much needed extra food for his family.
Jay has provided me with receipts for all the money I have sent him to date.
Funds I am seeking for the Putu family
I am seeking funds to:
· Pay out the loan for Jay’s car ($1,400);
· Cover the family’s rent until the end of December 2020 ($200);
· Provide funds for additional food ($400).
If I can raise these funds it is my hope that Jay and his family will emerge from the pandemic with a roof over their heads and the ability to resume business when the tourists return.
I cannot help everyone in Bali, but if I can just help one family unit then I at least make some difference.