Yayasan Bumi Sehat ~ Healthy Mother Earth Foundation
Banjar Nyuh Kuning,
PO Box 116 Bali,
Fax: 62 361-972969
Website: www.bumisehatbali.org (Double click to link to the main site)
Yayasan Bumi Sehat was founded in 1995. It is an Indonesian not-for-profit organization. An advocate for marginalized, displaced, low-income people from all islands, faiths and cultures. Their programs initially developed in Bali and expanded to Aceh immediately after the 2004 tsunami. The preferred time for guests is on Tuesday mornings from 0800 to 1200 however you are welcome at other times. An appointment is preferred.
Bumi Sehat means Healthy Earth Mother. Robin Lim (Founder) believes that access to quality healthcare, especially reproductive healthcare, is a human right. That each individual is an essential societal component of peace. By caring for the smallest citizens of Indonesia, the babies at birth, are building Peace, one Mother, one Child, one Family at a time. Bumi Sehat’s service is built on three simple principals: Respect for Nature, Respect for Culture, and the wise implementation of the Science of Medicine.
The project is focused on family health, gentle maternal healthcare and infant survival with an emphasis on breastfeeding as the best start for all babies born in Indonesia. Bumi Sehat also have projects that support education/ capacity building and the environment.
In the Village of Nyuh Kuning, Bali, and on the village of Gampong Cot, West Aceh, Bumi Sehat operate 2 maternal, infant, family healthcare clinics. Patients come from all parts of Bali and Aceh and include displaced peoples from other Indonesian islands. They prioritise culturally appropriate sustainability in healthcare and support environmental protection via capacity building and education with the communities served. They believe that each individual is a miracle of hope and a promise of peace.
The project is located around 15 minutes due south of Central Ubud. For travel from Sanur allow one hours travelling time and from Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua or Seminyak around 90 minutes depending on traffic. Best to have your local driver call first before setting out for clear directions from your accommodation.
Volunteers are accepted for a minimum of three months. Check the main website for details regarding the requirements and type of volunteers accepted.
Visiting Bumi Sehat is a true inspiration and meeting Robin Lim even more so. A life changing experience. Robin was recently awarded CNN Hero worldwide for 2011. No small achievement. To date Bumi Sehat has assisted over 33,382 people to access the care all of humanity rightly deserve.
Click on ‘Wishlist’ icon right panel for needs. Should you be unable to visit the centre donations can be dropped at the locations listed under Drop Points Bali. Thank you!