We will have a tropical breakfast at the summit of Lake Batur’s volcanic caldera and head down to the plains of the north coast. Your knowledgeable local guide will escort you back to her village. It is here where you will witness all the good the charity has been able to accomplish.
Learn about how water-catchment buildings have helped empower the women and enable them to provide for their families. Instead of the dangerous daily water runs, the women and their families can gather under the water catchment building, benefit from education, spend time together, create beautiful crafts and ultimately have the time and energy to make a living and lift themselves out of poverty.
The Balinese are an immensely proud and resourceful culture and would only resort to begging if it were a last option. Sadly, this is what needed to happen to survive and the good people of the villages, often times along with their babies, ventured to tourist areas to seek help.
This is when a Swiss backed NGO stepped in to assist with construction of several buildings that feature spacious roofs that collect and store rainwater to provide a perennial water supply. These expansive roofs also offer a cool and comfortable a space for the residents to create crafts and process crops such as cashew nuts and rosella/hibiscus.
The goods are then sold to provide a well-earned income that the villagers can be proud of. It also keeps the families together, allows the children to attend school, and ensures the strong traditions of the community can continue as it has for thousands of years.
Donations are not accepted, but as we visit several villages and charity projects, you will have the opportunity to purchase the goods made by these endearing and welcoming people. Its immensely rewarding for all involved and we end up at a nice beachfront hotel for a lunch before heading back to Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat. The trek is picturesque, educational, deeply rewarding and directly benefits the people and communities in need in a sustainable way.
This Bali charity trek is approximately 7 hours long. Participants should be reasonably fit and able to walk up and down inclines for extended periods.
Inclusions: breakfast, drinking water, lunch at a lovely seaside hotel (bring your swimsuit), round-trip transport to and from Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat and guides.
Sturdy footwear, a hat, and an open heart are recommended.
“The greatest and most rewarding travel experience of our lives”Jess Sandilands and Joe Nicholls