Six years ago Kim volunteered in a refuge for street kids , teaching the mothers how to make dolls and crafts. The refuge shut down and She continued working with the mothers and children in the nearby slums working out of a one room shack . Bali Street Mums and Kids Project received a decree from the Human Rights department of Indonesia last year caring for 40 children and 12 mothers.
Director / Child Psychologist
Diandra was abandoned as a child and was begging on the streets. She was adopted by a family and given the opportunity to attend University. As a result Diandra has a degree in Child Psychology and Social work, and has worked with impoverished children for the last six years in Indonesia. Diandra works with the children in the slums and on the streets every day ensuring they are fed, schooled, taken to hospital and receive the care and nurturing they need.
Regina was an impoverished mother who taught herself English. She nows runs the market stand helping the mothers to sell their handcrafts. Dolls, glasses cut from recycled bottles and jewellery.
Ibu Naya and her daughter begged on Sunset road every night for ten years. Ibu Naya is now a mentor to other mothers who are begging and is “house mother” at the Safe house. She cooks the nutritious meals which feed 40 street children each morning. Her daughter Jemi attends school and also mentors the children.