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      





Proposal Water #19 for Gitgit Village Stage 2, Gullinton, Karangasem regency.

Proposal Water #19 for Gitgit Village Stage 2, Gullinton, Karangasem

What will be done: This project aims tonics the
available water to people of Git Git and adjacent
Klompoks by tapping a spring within the local
mountains, collect the water, pump up to the high
ground between the spring and the village. The new
equipment will supplement the water supply and add
a new gravity feed distribution system and increase
access for the people of Gitgit all year round as this
region only receives adequate rainfall for less than 6
months of the year. The key actions will be to provide
the local community with engineering expertise and the necessary equipment (Piston pump,
pipe, tanks, and fittings, etc) to expand the work
originally completed by Rich Foss in 2007. The
additional water will to meet the growing needs and
community in Gitgit.
What will be the community Benefit:
This project will provide 170 families (~1500 people)
access to water year round. Community members
may take water from the local distribution tanks for
free. Gitgit like many other villages of the region
suffer from skin diseases resulting from lack of water
for basic hygienic needs. The community leaders have an established process for the community
memoers to ensure adequate funds are available to maintain the systems.
What is the Investment: Rp 85.000.000 for collection reservoir, piston pressure pump,
pipework, distribution tanks and fittings. Installation is by the local community. Currently not
fully funded.

Swimdo is child drowing prevention NGO

Swimdo is a child drowning prevention NGO. Our mission is to protect and
enrich the lives of children through aquatic education.
We accomplish our mission through the implementation of multifaceted and
comprehensive programs that focus on education and prevention.
Reports from Unicef and The World Health Organization have recently cited
drowning as a, if not the, leading cause of death among children in low- to-middle
income countries (LMICs) in Asia.
Asia is home to two-thirds of the world’s children. Indonesia is the fourth most
populous country in the world. Estimates suggest that drowning is a leading cause
of death among children in the region.
Through community-based intervention, we aim to create a scalable, sustainable,
and comprehensive model that targets children in those communities most at risk.
Scalability is accomplished through thoughtful implementation and personal
connections within communities. Sustainability is accomplished through the
education and employment of local instructors.
Over the last 3 years we have taught more than 1,000 children survival swimming
and water safety in Keramas, Bali. At just over $20 per student, we have created a
relatively cheap and affective program that safeguards children from drowning.
What’s more is that the local instructors that we currently employ are prior
students that learned how to swim in our first classes 3 years ago. In this way we
not only protect the children in these communities but also provide jobs for our
graduates. Swimdo belongs to Bali and that is reflected in our pledge to provide
opportunities for our students and instructors.
Here at Swimdo, we plan to change the way that Indonesia addresses child
drowning. We believe in a future where preventable deaths are prevented, where
Indonesians are teaching Indonesians, where all children have access to free
survival swimming and water safety education.
So please join us in our efforts to protect and enrich the lives of children in
Indonesia. Drowning is preventable, the time to act is now

Projects in Need of Funding

Projects at Bali Ubud Sunset

Some of the following projects are in desperate need of funding. Once outside the tourist areas, Bali is still very poor and very 3rd World. Villages with no water; schools with no water; schools with no writing materials or book; elders with cataracts so they are basically blind and need constant care from other villagers; villagers with other vision problems sometimes remedied just by glasses; school buildings that leak in the rainy season and need roof repairs and a new paint job to brighten the classrooms; and HIV, which is still expanding in Bali because of ignorance and lack of knowledge or medicines! Won’t you please contact us to see how easy it is to help these wonderful people?

What can you or your club do?  You are very welcome to help us with any of these projects where 100% of the monies goes directly to the Balinese that actually need the help.  Please look at: and decide which project(s) you wish to help with, then contact us.

We are expanding this list with more details to come:

  • Happy children!

    Bali Children’s Project. (  The Bali Children’s Project is a non-profit charity registered in USA and Indonesia. The organization originated in the early 1990s, when Joyce Scott and John Cooke recognized children unable to access school. They saw a cycle of rural poverty driven by lack of education, especially for young girls.  They are the first victims when families are forced to economize in times of financial hardship by taking their children out of school and directly to low paying work.  We currently have an application in for a Rotary district grant for 6 junior high students.  Also, not only do they help sponsor children to go to school by supplying all  they need that their parents cannot afford, they also build and supply libraries at schools, deliver HIV education, and do teacher training.

  • Basic Health Services – Through a local regional charity, Rumah Sehat Foundation, Ubud Rotary has started a program to provide basic clinic, particularly mothers and infants, services to the less fortunate communities in Karangasem Region in East Bali. They provide a ranges of assistance including Healthy days for villages with medical doctors, nurses, dentists, etc., free medication, and where special help is needed make arrangements and in some cases financial assist. A healthy day cost depends on the size of the village, so for say 500 people in the day will cost from $2500 to $4000.

They have also recently opened a vocational school to provide training in English and basic computer skill to better prepare the early school leavers for a career in hospitality in the local resort industry. Scholarships are $100 per student for the 6 month program.

  • Eye Testing at Fawcett Mobile Clinic

    Eye Testing at Fawcett Mobile Clinic

    Support John Fawcett Foundation. JFF has mobile labs that travel around Bali to small villages and does eye exams, supplies glasses and does cataract surgeries! Our club wants to sponsor at least two village visits this year. Cost is US$2,500 per village which covers approximately 400 consultations, medication, glasses and up to 20 cataract operations on the day. All operational expenses are covered by JFF. We are hopeful of doing 2 more this Rotary year, one with a District Grant and one from International support. Next year will be similar.

  • MobileLibraryKidsBooksMobile Library Rotaract project – The mobile library is an Ubud Rotaract Club initiative where Ubud Rotary assist with funding new books for the library (boxes of books) and writing material (paper and pencils) for schools Provide writing paper and pencils to primary school children in poor schools. US$650 will provide writing material and pencils for about 1500 students.
  • Starting them early

    Starting them early

    Hygiene Program. We support various hygiene programs, generally school based, by providing toothbrushes, toothpaste and hand soap to schools and communities in needy areas. This may involve members and guests going to schools with one of our local Ubud Rotaracts to deliver the hygiene program. We then give out toothbrushes, etc. and have the kids practice. Less than US $300 would provide materials for about 200 of children. This may also providing materials to a foundation for their programs, such as, Rumah Sehat.

  • Sumba Kids enjoy bathing and splashing in water from wells funded by - who else - Rotary!

    Sumba Kids enjoy bathing and splashing in water from wells funded by – who else – Rotary!

    Water projects for Karangasem East Bali. The Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset has been involved in water projects in the Karangasem region of East Bali for a number of years. Over many years a rapport has been established with the local communities and through a respected local person a priority list has been established. Effectively the club project team solicits funds from international donors, mainly Rotary clubs, and works with the villagers, who mainly live in the mountains on the upper slopes. During the dry season, for up to 8 months they often have the fetch water from the rivers in the valleys which for some villagers may result in a 3-4 hours walk every day to bring water up to their family. We help to find an acceptable solution with a design and scope. A local hardware store is then engaged to supply the given scope with progress payments and a final reconciliation after the work is checked and functioning correctly. The village members do the installation while club members provide technical support and assist with commissioning. Over the past 11 years there have been 16 projects completed and all continue to supply water as designed. Project costs have varied from US$1500-10000 depending on if a well must be drilled or water can be collected from a spring, how many distribution tanks are needed and how much pipe is required to distribute the water. The average system provides water to 80 to 400 families.

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    Water and Sanitation projects for schools. Many schools have limited or no access to clean drinking. And few have toilet facilities. These projects vary in scope and cost and in the past involved Global Grants. Many schools have no water supply and even those with a government connection find the supply unreliable and not suitable for drinking. The scope of such projects may be as simple as installing a head tank through to drilling a bore, pumps tanks and a sanitation block. Costs depend on scope, location and have ranged from US$1,000 up to 30,000 for a GG. We currently do not have such a project.

  • Kids reading their new books in Tenganan

    Kids reading their new books in Tenganan

    Rural Area Kindergarten and school books and paper and pencils. The aim of this project is to supply reading books and stationery materials to schools in remote areas. These villages do not have the opportunity to see the tourist dollar and therefore struggle to purchase materials needed to assist with learning.10,000,000 rp = US$743.

  • Kindergarten children at Laplapan get their helmets thanks to the Viceroy

    Kindergarten children at Laplapan get their helmets thanks to the Viceroy

    Helmet Project Protect. The aim of this project is to supply helmets to all children between the ages of 3 and 6 in an effort to protect them in case of motor bike accidents. Sunset Rotary Ubud involved in the distribution to two groups of grade 1 students, in 2015. This year we have distributed 100 helmets to year 1 students in Ubud and a further 100 to a kindergarten in Tegallalang. In addition the child safety the program offers corporate and rotary sponsors to have their logos on the helmets, thus attracting corporate sponsorship. The helmets cost approximately 90,000 rp each (about US$7) with the sponsors and Rotary stickers affixed.

  • HIV Prevention and care for women– distribute HIV info to key populations, one-step HIV/STI treatment services, comprehensive medical and psychosocial support for people who are identified as HIV positive. HIV prevalence, i.e. the percentage of the total population infected, is the second highest in Indonesia after Papua. The rates of HIV are high in high risk populations like gay men (26%), people who inject drugs (50%) and female sex workers (15%) but we are also seeing increasing numbers of housewives infected presumably by their husbands. One survey of pregnant women found 0.7% positive for HIV, nearly 1 in 100. 80,000,000rp = US$6,000.
  • Easy to catch AIDs in prisons

    Easy to catch AIDs in prisons

    HIV for prisons– To eliminate barriers to access to care for those at risk for HIV infection and to provide free and early HIV testing and treatment to save lives and prevent the spread of HIV in Bali. Since Bali prisons have no budget for health services means that when they leave prison they may be HIV carriers which will infect more people. 36,000,000 rp = US$2,700

  • Bali Peduli– To eliminate barriers to access to care for those at risk for HIV infection and to provide free and early HIV testing and treatment to save lives and prevent the spread of HIV in Bali. Budget needed – up to 179,500,000 rp = US$13,135. Includes HIV testing, STI testing, x-ray exams, monitoring of HIV patients, and HIV and TB awareness training in seven district prisons.