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Poverty Alleviation in Bali (Indonesia)

Bali is well known as a holiday destination, however, in rural areas away from the tourist spots there is considerable poverty. Local governments receive limited funding to assist poorer people with housing, electricity, water and other basic services, however, the voices of the poorest, especially women, are often not heard.

We support our local partners MBM with their goal to contribute to the development of healthy, economically secure and resilient communities by providing vulnerable community members with opportunities to increase their income; by advocating for access to health and wellbeing services; and by supporting villages to become more resilient to climate-related hazards and natural disasters.

You can help! And thanks to our partnership with the Australian Government, your donation can go up to five times as far (find out more).



This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, we’re making a huge difference together; lifting families out of poverty and helping people improve their lives.

Check out the impact we’re making together…


Indonesia, Province of Bali


Bali Protestant Church (GKPB) through Maha Bhoga Marga Foundation (MBM)


Climate Resilience, Poverty Alleviation

News from the Field

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