New water tank is celebrated with prayers and offerings

New water tank is celebrated with prayers and offerings

As individuals and as Rotarians, we feel very fortunate to be living in Bali. Bali has been good to us, and we want to reciprocate by helping Balinese find solutions for the challenges they face. Lots of people talk about making a difference. Our club really does.

Rotary is about people helping people. Bali seems prosperous to the casual visitor.  But once away from the tourist centres, the story can be very different. Yes, there is poverty here. Many children don’t go to school. There are communities without access to clean water. Many people live in inadequate housing. There are schools without books, schools with substandard toilets. There are many bright, hard-working young people with no hope of a job. Bali’s environmental issues include waste management  and declining rice production. Our club’s projects address these issues and more.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailby feather

Current & Ongoing

A Chopping Machine at Rumah Kompos Taro


A chopping machine used to make compost was paid for and delivered to Rumah Kompos Taro as promised.  The machine will allow organic trash, separated from inorganic trash, to quickly become compost which, in turn, will be distributed to local farmers.  The farmers are using the compost to replace chemical fertilizers on their crops.  All of Taro benefits from a cleaner environment and healthier, chemical free fruits and vegetables.  All of Bali benefits because less refuse will enter already overflowing landfills. For who in Ubud  area want some compost to started your home vegetables gardening please contact Wayan Wardika at Rumah Kompos Taro.


Rumah Kompos Taro




Name               :  Rumah Kompos Taro

Location           :  Agricultural area of Tegal Dukuh, Br. Taro Kaja, Taro, Kec.Tegalalang, Gianyar, Bali

Operator          :  I Wayan Wardika

Contact HP      : 087861445333

Contact Email  :


1. I Wayan Wardika


  1. I Wayan Warta
  2. I Nyoman Widana Yasa
  3. Gede Defri Adesta
  4. I Wayan Baru Redana


About Romah Kompos Taro

Rumah Kompos Taro is founded to take part in the environmental issue, especially trash disposal in the local village of Taro. The Rumah Kompos collects their trash, educates the people to separate their waste and to recycle their garbage. Hoping that they don’t dump their trash to the nature i.e river, banks etc.


Our Vision    :

  • Become the Pioneer in waste management in the village of Taro.
  • Reducing and if possible stopping disposal of trash to the nature especially river and water passage
  • Educate the people in the environmental awareness by participating in separating the organic, non organic and recycled items.


Misi              :

  1. To collect the villagers waste, so that they don’t burry, throw to nature or even worst burn their waste.
  2. Providing a practical education how to handle waste by identifying different types of trash and start separating them from the house hold and spread this habit to every other member of the family.
  3. Facilitate the costumer with 2 different bins to separate the organic and non organic waste at their house hold, and watch their separation every time we collect their trash
  4. To buy their recycled items at a reasonable price, which we put on a saving account for every house hold.


The Cycle of Waste Management System at Rumah Kompos Taro:

  1. Trash Collection:

The trash are picked up by a team of a driver accompanied by an assitant to collect the trash from each house hold. The team not only collect the trash, but at the same time monitoring the separation quality of the trash by the family. The team then put the record of it.

We pick up the trash twice a week where we equally divide the costumer into 2 zones: Zone A every Monday and Thursday, while the Zone B every Tuesday and Friday.

  1. Separation:

          At The Source:

We educate and encourage our costumer to practice a new habit: “separating the the trash” Once they get use to it, handling the trash afterward is much easier. Especially the recycle items, if they put it one side during separation, we will come back to buy it from them so it can also make money. The Organic trash is collected in the bin with a green liner in it, while the non organic one is collected in a separate bin with red color liner. We will replace the liner with the new ones each time we collect their trash. Two different identification colour liners which over flows the trash container helps the family to throw and separate their waste at their respective bins.

      At Rumah Kompos Facility:

Once the trash is collected from our costumers. The trash is carefully segregated again for Organic, plastic, recycleable items or reuseable one. We have a team of 2  to do this final separation in our facility at Rumah Kompos Taro. They are making sure that the organic watse doesn’t contain any plastic whatsoever. At the same time, the non organic waste is totally everything we can not do anything about. And they are ready to dispose at the landfield at TPA Temesi Gianyar.

The recycleable items we collected from the costumer is seperated in to details by its kind, colour and type: PET, HDPE, Aluminium cans, metal, mineral water cups etc. Each types of them has different price once we sell them.

  1. Disposal:

The garbagge separation which begins from its source in each house hold and then pass through our facility again for more detailed separation. This activity is proven to be an effective way to reduce the dumping of watse into the landfield up to 30%. Because the organic items, recycleable and reuseable items stay in the facility in the village. It is shown by the fact, that every 4 pick ups truck full of trash collected from the costumer leaves only 1 pick up truck of residue of trash that needs to go to the landfield. If every village can reduce their waste to the dump ground up to 30% it will certainly slow down the volume of trash wasted.

  1. Composting:

Because we already separate the organic waste since the firs place. Most of the trash has generally divided into organic and non organic items. The collection of these organic waste will soon turn into a compost. A stable natural fertilizer which we will mianly use for local’s agriculture activities.

  1. Closing:

The final cycle which our team is carrying out at Rumah Kompos is closing. The team ensure that they nicely wash the liners and the sacks we use to collect the trash, so that they are ready to be used again for the next day collection. We also making sure all the trash are nicely tied up secured for any dogs try to mess them arround.

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

Email     :

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      





Past Projects

Free Eye Checking, Free Glasses and Free Cataract Surgery

Presiden Brian and Presiden Erika

Free eye checking, free glasses, and free cataract surgery by John Fawcett Foundation (JFF) sponsored by Rotary Club Bali Ubud and Rotary Club Bali Seminyak , first day March 19th 2019 at Desa Apuan, Kecamatan Susut, Kabupaten Bangli.

More than 420 people coming for checking, 13 people cataract surgery, 8 more with positif cataract but because of personal reason they don’t want to do the surgery. The second day March 20th 2019 at SD 1 Apuan, checking for 140 student, 6 free glasses, 1 girl at 3 grade found having problem with her eyes.


Kedampal Healthy Day

Kedampal Healty Day

Kendampal healthy day on October 6th 2018 was sponsored by Rotary Club  Bali Ubud Sunset which is 470 patients were helped by 66 volunteers, Kendampal is a village 4 km from the top of mount Agung and stand at mountains called Kedampal, the main income comes from farming. The community is very poor and many  families exist below the poverty line. The Healthy Day is coordinated  by Rumah Sehat a Rural health Center in Culik Karangasem, many professionals came to help the villagers. A liaison with RC Mobile Clinic and Bali Pink Ribbon performed education of women health and many received Pap Smear and Breast Examination, also doctors nurses dentist and optometrists  help men, woman and children 470 patients in all. A great outcome  for the day






Sponsoring bamboos curtains to Rumah Belajar Sadewa

Sponsoring bamboos curtains to

Rumah Belajar Sadewa

Desa Tambahan Tengah, Kecamatan Tembuku, Bangli

Rumah Belajar Sadewa is a learning center founding by Dewa Widi who interest in education for kids, he open his house for the kids who want to learning computer and English, and Digital Art. For the beginning he bought 2 set of second hand computers,  but not longer the computer is broken so now he only teach the kids English and art painting. He met few friends who loves to donate books for the kids so while waiting for its turn the kids can read the books. He open the learning center every Saturday and Sunday start at 1 PM until 6 PM because at the working day he must go for working too. For now he has 54 kids from grade 1 to 6 elementary school. Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset sponsoring 3 pieces of bamboo curtain to cover the side of the house for study to keep away the water from raining and the sunshine while the hot day. Wish the kids can learning well for now, no more water from raining and no more hot sunshine.

10th Aniversary Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset

10th Aniversary Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset


video of the Project: cataract


Free Eye Screening, Free Glasses and Free Cataract Surgery by John Fawcett Foundation

Balai Banjar Selat, Desa Buahan Kaja, Kec, Payangan Kabupaten Gianyar

26 – 27 July 2018


First Day July 26th 2018

On the day  396 people coming for eye screening , 240  free glasses, 8 Cataract surgery done at JFF clinic bus. For 8 people got the surgery that day, 5 people both eyes cataract so they need do cataract surgery at the other eye. RCBUS will contact JFF for continuing this surgery. This even announced to Desa Buahan Kaja and Desa Buahan Kelod with approximately 1,950 families which is about 5,850 so more people knows about, more people can involved.

Second day July 27th  2018

Eye checking at elementary school SD 2 Buahan Kaja which is 112 children, 4 free glasses, no cataract founded.

Eye Checking at elementary school SD 1 Buahan Kaja which is 120 children, 6 free glasses and founded one girl 12 years old positive cataract name Kadek Cinta Dewi. Cataract on children cannot doing the surgery at the JFF bus clinic because its need general anesthetic, so it must be doing at hospital. Followed by RCBUS Kadek Cinta got her surgery on December 7th 2018 at Puri Raharja Hospital  Denpasar, now she has a better sign.