My Bali Family Needs Our Help

Like most of the world Bali has been deeply affected by Covid-19. When I lived there an amazing women named Ketut offered her time at a flower shop to teach me everything she knew about flowers for absolutely nothing. She was so sweet, fun, kind, caring and told me all about her life and her family. She had to work long hard days everyday of the week to help make money to support her 2 children (11 and 3.5) and family and she did it all with the biggest smile on her face. She helped me in ways I could have never imagined and through the weeks we spent together she became a very dear friend to me and I was so grateful for all the time she took to help me. We have of course continued this friendship since I have been home and it is now my turn to help her. 

Her and her husband have now been out of work since April 1st and do not have enough money to pay rent and it is getting harder for her to get food. Please keep in mind her rent with electric is only 800,000 IDR  which is only $52.00 USD a month.  She still owes 2 months of rent by the end of April, plus needs to be able to feed herself, her husband, and  two children.  She is not sure how much longer she will be out of work since everything in Bali is still closed and they rely on tourism to support their family. Like most worried mothers she has not been able to sleep thinking about losing her home, trying her best to support her family and just wants to get back to work.

The Balinese are some of the most generous people I have ever met and work so hard with such a big smile. They would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. I would love to be able to help out this amazing family so they can afford the basic things in life again until they can get back to work. 

$52 usd is all that rent costs them for a month so every little bit really does make a huge difference for them. While I could of course help her out on my own I would love to be able to cover their rent for at least 6 months plus supply them money for food during this time so that they do not have worry.

I would greatly appreciate your support to help a community that has helped me and Ketut and her family would be forever grateful. Thank you so much. Terima Kasih



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