Projects Needing Funding

The Wehea National Forest

WEHEA project for potential partner

RCBUS’ newest member, Hans Schmid, presented information to the club describing the Wehea Project, part of an effort to preserve the tropical rainforests in Indonesia. The Wehea National Forest is located in East Kuatai Regency, East Kalimantan, Borneo. Its 38,000 hectares (93,900 acres) are home to endangered primates such as the Bornean Orangutan and the Miller Grizzled Langur. It also houses the endangered Sun Bear and Sunda Clouded Leopard. Thirty percent of this rainforest has already been logged. Another 40 % has been only lightly explored.

Rainforests are vital for the survival of the Earth. Wehea’s rainforests are unique and must be preserved to be studied and enjoyed by future generations. Unfortunately, the destruction of rainforests continues. That destruction diminishes the Earth’s supply of CO2.

The goals of the Wehea Project are to:

· Preserve the area

· Extend the area

· Increase the area’s protection status

· Create limited tourism to the area

· Use existing infrastructure to create a realocation program

· Create an international volunteer program

The needs of the Wehea Project include:

· 1 Ute

· 2 motorcycles

· Maintenance of existing streets and buildings

· Funds for building and maintaining a new bridge

· Salary for the ranger who works there

New partners are also needed to sustain the Wehea Project. Partners supply needed funding and a means to distribute information about the project to others worldwide. RCBUS has agreed to make Rotary International aware of the Wehea Project. Primates help Primates!

Sewing for Living

Sewing for Living

An empowering and encouraging program for Balinese women who do not work outside the home

Sponsored by: Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset D3420 Indonesia

Sewing for LivingCurrently, Balinese women have multiple jobs: taking care children and family, doing all the house work, providing help to the community, and assisting at temple and cultural events, among other duties.  Many of these women are marginalized. In many cases, they have no rights to any family assets and go to their husband’s village upon marriage. If they try to separate from their husband, the original family will not take them back, leaving them with no livelihood. It is important for women to make their own money, not only for their self-esteem, but to enable each of them to support her entire family. With all the responsibilities these women have, it is almost impossible for them to be hired for a job in a company outside of the home. Few are will hire a woman because of the high probability she will have to miss work frequently because of her other duties at home. Rotary Club Ubud Sunset has the opportunity to help these women by providing training that will allow them to work within their homes in between all of their duties.  This would allow these women to earn money without leaving their homes, improving their self-esteem and increasing their families’ financial stability.

According to informal research, many garment factories in Bali have signs in their windows stating “Dibutuhkan Tukang Jahit Sebanyak-banyaknya.” They are always looking for workers who are skilled in sewing. Tika contacted management at several of these companies and asked if they hired people who could sew for them remotely i.e. in their own homes. They said, “Of course!”  Almost 80% of sewing for their businesses is done remotely. This is a big opportunity for people who can sew.

Estimated start-up costs for 10 students:

No Need Qty Rp. Total Cost (Rp)
1 Sewing Machine (Singer Tradition series) 10 2,300,000 23,000,000
3 Starter Kit (thread, scissors, measuring tape, cutting board, hand sewing needles, sewing machine needles, fabric marking pens or pencils, sewing pins, seam ripper, extra bobbins, ironing board and iron) 10 200,000 2,000,000
4 Teacher 10 Times 200,000 2,000,000
5 Fabric 10 200,000 2,000,000
6 Writing Book and Stationery 10 100,000 1,000,000
Total  30,000,000
Total Cost on $USD (14,500) $ 2,080 

Our goal is to create a sustainable program which can empower at least 10 women annually. It is possible that we can find donated new or secondhand sewing machine. It is estimated that continued programs for 10 women will cost Rp, 7,000,000 ($482.75) per program.

This Program will be held at Jl. Tukad Lebah No. 8, Banjar Lebah Bedulu, Blahbatuh Gianyar

Already Start 0n October 28th 2019, its start with 4 sewing machines, 18 womens sign up for the program, they decide to scheduling every Monday Wednesday and Friday in every week, according to the sewing machine is only 4 so they must be take turn use the machines.

Contact Person : Tika Dewi

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Phone Number : +62 81236833632

Kedampal Water Project

Kedampal Water Project

Kedampal is a village in a mountains northern of Mount Agung which is 514 families and 2105 people has been struggling for water for years because of the location up in the mountain, there is no water spring, the only water they have is from the raining.

The government building the reservoir its called Embung Datah II , build by government on 2013. This Embung demention is 80mX59mX5m; volume of water 17,682.19 m3 ; length of the water 4,720.00 m3.  Including to Embung Datah II the government also build the pipe to the groups family so they can acces the water, but there is 87 families doesn’t get the acces to the water, this is because the landfield of the mountain so few groups of the families stay up the hill and the must go around to get the water.

For 87 families its need to build the pipe and the water tanks which is need approximately Rp, 113,137,500 or USD $ 7,857

There is 140 families doesn’t have toilet in their house, so there is not enough sanitation for the families. For one Toilet its need approximately Rp, 3,000,000 each Rp, 3,000,000 X 140 = Rp, 420,000,000 about USS$30,000


Scope Item Unit Qty Unit cost Cost Unit $ Tot $
Engineering work Lot 1 250,000 250,000 17 17
New Head Tank #7 at Dam (1100 lt) pcs 1 1,500,000 1,500,000 104 104
Headtank Stand Lot 0 250,000 17              –
Group 1 Tank #1 (1100lt) Lot 1 1,500,000 1,500,000 104 104
Group 1 Tank #2 (3300lt) Lot 1 5,000,000 5,000,000 347 347
Group 1 Tank #3 (3300lt) Lot 1 5,000,000 5,000,000 347 347
Group 1 Tank #4 (3300lt) Lot 1 5,000,000 5,000,000 347 347
1.5” pipe from Dam for group 1 tanks #1,2,3, and 4 Pcs 800 69,000 55,200,000 5 3,833
Stage 1 Subtotal 73,450,000             – 5,101
Group 2 Tank #5 (1100lt) pcs 1 1,500,000 1,500,000 104 104
Group 2 pipe 1.0” pcs 210 40,000 8,400,000 3 583
Group 3 tank #6  Tank  (3300 lt) pcs 1 5,000,000 5,000,000 347 347
Group 3 new pipe for tank 1.5” pcs 75 69,000 5,175,000 5 359
Group 3 repair pipe 1.5” pcs 125 69,000 8,625,000 5 599
Fittings, Krank and float valves Lot 7 400,000 2,800,000 28 194
Paint, Glue, Sealant, etc Lot 1 500,000 500,000 35 35
Cement bag 10 70,000 700,000 5 49
Sand truck 0.5 500,000 250,000 35 17
Coral truck 0.5 700,000 350,000 49 24
Misc (petrol, meals, etc for travelling support) Lot 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 69 69
Hygiene Education Program  delivery Lot 0 10,000,000  – 694
Stage 2 Subtotal 34,300,000             – 2,382
Contingency Lot 5% 5,387,500             – 374
Total Rp 113,137,500    $7,857
US$:Rp Exch Rate IDR 14,400