Only hours from the Lush Rice Paddies…
...tourist hotspots, and villas of South Bali and perched between two volcanoes lies a collection of villages called Desa Ban. With an average income of $2 per day, balanced diets and school uniforms are often unaffordable.
We Hope to Improve…
...the lives of the Desa Ban community by providing an additional source of income, empowering women through employment and education, and teaching farmers to improve their soil and maximize their production.
95% of our employeesare women
Study after study shows that in developing countries, when women earn money they are more likely to spend it on education and health than men. In Northeastern Bali, there are almost no employment opportunities for women. This is a region with rampant alcoholism, gambling, poor school attendance and numerous poverty-related health problems. We hope to change this trend by providing jobs for women and opportunities for success.
In two years of operating, we have created over 200 desperately needed jobs, employing and empowering an almost entirely female workforce.
We believe that sustainable improvements in community development rarely happen through hand-outs and free aid. True empowerment starts with creating jobs to engage the community in their own improvement trajectory, then providing training to motivate emerging leaders and education to expand opportunities.