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Women’s Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation (Bali, Indonesia)

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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 to advocate for the rights of women and the poor to participate in village decision-making processes and provides women and poor families with vocational skills training so they can generate an income through activities such as basket weaving and raising livestock. We also support rural communities with health and hygiene services and education.

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.

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Our Impact

Every year since 2010, we have provided micro enterprise training and support for 300 families, and WASH training, toilets or clean water for 100 families.

Last year, 28 villages received access to better water and sanitation facilities through the WASH program.

Country

Indonesia, Province of Bali

Partners

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

Program Unit

Relief & Development (Tax-Deductible)

Category

Poverty Alleviation

News from the Field

  • Biofuel beating poverty in Bali June 13, 2018 Dolores (name changed to protect privacy) has the most soulful eyes you could hope for on a cow. Part of her earnest expression, I’m pretty sure, has to do with her confidence that not only is she saving the planet – she’s going to give families a chance to end poverty.  Most of her daily dump ...
  • Goats’ Poo for Coffee December 15, 2017 In the mountains of Bali, where it is cool, 5 groups of people in a small community are working to breed goats provided through income generating opportunities by our partners MBM. More than 30% of people in the community are poor. Only 50% of children progress further than elementary school study and 20% of children ...