I was shocked and horrified to hear this morning that my housekeeper and friend Putu Careen the victim of a horrific domestic violence attack a few nights ago at her home in Canggu, which resulted in her having both of her feet sawn off with a machete, in front of her two young children (9 and 13), by her husband.
Not only is this one of the most vile and vindictive acts of violence I've ever witnessed, the worst part is that in Indonesia there is limited welfare or government assistance for medical treatment of this kind.
This incident has left Putu without the ability to work to support her 2 children, pay for immediate medical treatment, prosthetic legs or obtain any kind of rehabilitation. All proceeds will be used for Putus expenses and all remaining money will be given directly to Putu, via monthly salary or immediate necessity, to provide for herself and her children.
If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Putu, you would know that she is honestly one of the most genuinely kind and caring people you could ever meet. Ever since I moved to Canggu 2 years ago, Putu has helped me with everything, from finding accommodation to helping me with the local markets and everything in between. She even came to make me her home remedies when I was sick with dengue fever.
I struggle to see how anybody could do such a thing to such a loving and caring human being.
I visited her in the hospital today and despite everything she has been through, she is still remaining positive and smiling in the same way she always has. It was so remarkable to see for someone in her situation and was such a testament to the amazing woman and mother that she is.
All donations are welcome and appreciated.
No matter how small.
Some of your donations were handed to Putu directly by myself yesterday afternoon for her immediate needs. All money raised through go fund me will be withdrawn from Australia and delivered personally to Bali by myself and used directly to pay for all medical expenses and accommodation for Putu and her children.
I will be uploading photos and keeping you all updated on how the money is spent every step of the way. Everyone here in Bali who knows her is dedicated to making sure her and her family are looked after and we are all egger to share her developments along the way.
All remaining donations will be used to set up a strictly managed account for Putu and her 2 children to insure it all goes directly to their needs and that nothing gets lost along the way.
Cash donations are being taken at Bali MMA in Canggu by Freya. These donations will also be diligently documented so that donors know where the money has gone.
We are working on creating a PayPal. If you wish to transfer donations to an Indonesian bank account, you can donate to a BCA account. The number is 7310100867 BCA bank code is 014. The name on the account is Freya Sutan-Assin who works directly with myself and our team daily. I will be sure to keep you all posted as more unfolds.
Gofundme security information:
Manager: Rohan Lee and team
Details: I am a Western Australian who frequently visits Bali Indonesia. I have been a friend and employer of Putu for 2 years. I am also working with several other locals and expats to insure Putu and her children get they care they need. For any further references please do not hesitate to email me.
Thank you all for your care and generous donations.
- Chris Wiggins
- Carlen Zhu
- Tomos Archer
- Graham Bartlett
- John Steele
Organizer and beneficiary