We (Jill Harahap of Australia + Jimi Pilheden of Sweden) have been living in beautiful Gili Air for 7 years. Together we built a villa, and a cafe called Pachamama Organic Cafe & Pool Villa on the North side of Gili Air. We have 18 local staff who have helped us put smiles on our guest's faces and who have been loyal to us.
Last week on 5 August, North Lombok and the Gili Islands were hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Since then there have been around 355 earthquakes + aftershocks, 300 deaths and an estimated 200,000 people are displaced.
While the Gilis sustained some damage, it is not as extensive as the the devastation that took place in North Lombok.
North Lombok is our province - its the pretty part of Lombok that you can see from the East side of Gili Air. It is also where most of our staff come from. They have ALL lost their houses. Not a single Pachamama staff member that we have had contact with still has a house. The photos and videos they have managed to share with us so far are absolutely horrific. Just rubble is left behind. Many have lost family members. They are all sleeping outside and have LIMITED ACCESS TO FOOD AND WATER.
We have distributed some food, towels, sarongs, water, toiletries and $2300 of our own funds to our staff and their families and we have also raised 24 million ($2400) overnight via direct transfers to our PayPal and family in Sweden have also been working to gather funds. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. It is not much but it is already making a difference to the people of North Lombok.
They are in desperate need of your support now. If you are in a position to help, please donate. We will help get supplies to our staff, their communities + others in North Lombok.
We are now coordinating all relief efforts with our restaurant supplier Jambe Arya Suta of SARI BHUANA (based in Lombok capital city of Mataram) who has been working tirelessly since the first earthquake a week ago to distribute donations to the areas worst affected. Sari Bhuana normally supplies restaurants and hotels on the 3 Gilis. He is equipped with pick up trucks, staff and is purchasing supplies from around Mataram to deliver to communities in North Lombok multiple times daily with police escort.
Each delivery run (a full pick up truck) of supplies costs around AU$700. We are focusing on providing basic supplies at this point, including temporary shelter (tarps + tents). The following are some examples of what your donations can buy:
AU$7 18 LITRES OF DRINKING WATER
AU$10 12 TINS OF BABY FORMULA or 4 PACKS OF NAPPIES
AU$15 10 PACKS OF TEMPEH or 5 KILOS OF MIXED VEGETABLES
AU$20 1 LARGE TARP FOR TEMPORARY SHELTER
If you are living within Indonesia and would like to send goods for distribution, please send items such as non perishable food, tents, tarps, personal hygiene products, nappies etc to:
JAMBE ARYA SUTA
Jalan Pejanggik GG XI No 9
Pajang, Mataram, Lombok
NTB 83121 INDONESIA
A big thank you from us at Pachamama. Our staff have made our business what it is, we love them and we want to see them and their communities back on their feet as soon as possible.
Jill & Jimi xo
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