There is enough water in Bali, but not clean water. Therefore, families are forced to buy water gallons for their daily needs. A water filter from Nazava costs 18 euros and lasts 3 years or 7000 ltr of water for a family of 4. After that, the ceramic filter has to be replaced, which costs about 7 €. Tap water, rainwater and well water can be filtered.
These are very high savings in daily living costs. Compared to the usual water gallons, it is about 150 euros direct saving per year, which is roughly equivalent to one month's salary of an educated Indonesian.
Thus, the water filter also supports SDG N°1 No Poverty at the same time.
The Nazava filters are suitable for filtering tap, rain and well water. This eliminates the need for gallon transport. Plastic bottles are avoided. The Nazava water filters are manufactured on Java/ Indonesia. With this, we support another SDG: N°12 Responible Consumption and Production.
We have currently distributed 15 water filters in public places in Selasih. In addition, we organised a workshop for about 20 people. Nazava Indonesia explained how to use the water filters and showed the advantages.
However, we currently do not need water filters for the families, as these are
unfortunately not accepted at the moment. Change takes time and further education.
This is also an experience we made in the past months: Not everything we think is good is
good for everyone and feedback is important to us. Education first.
When we receive calls from our Indonesian contacts that someone urgently needs help. Then we can help immediately thanks to this organisation.
Like this man from Java who recently had his leg amputated and had no one to pay for a wheelchair. His wife and he contacted Ibu Sari from the PKP Community Centre, who then organised help.
Update 2022: In the meantime, the couple is well taken care of in Denpasar with doctors and the regular check-ups.
We regularly receive direct enquiries about individual fates in Bali.
This sad story of Dayu, 50 years old, is one of them. A good woman who used to work in a beach club in Sanur. But over the years, endured private, mental problems unfortunately make Dayu sick. So sick that she has to be dismissed at the end of February, also because the beach club has to reduce its staff.
Dayu has a 10-year-old son. Her husband stays with her from time to time, but does not take care of her suffering.
Dayu has a class 2 health insurance, but due to lack of money she receives inadequate care. She urgently needs specialists. Fortunately, she gets some support from her brother and her
Chanceforchange will support her financially every month from March 2022 to cover Dayu's and her son's daily living needs. She gets her own account for this, which her husband does not have access to.
We are also supporting her for a health insurance upgrade to class 1 from April and covering additional medical expenses that cannot be covered by the health insurance.
We very much hope that the medical treatments will have a positive effect. In the long term, we would like to bring Dayu and her son together with the PKP Community Centre, as Dayu's family situation is certainly a big part of her emotional distress.
Families and people who have suffered before Corona are now unable to get out of the spiral without helpWe are unfortunately seeing this more and more often. The pandemic is setting back development work worldwide by years, so it is all the more important that we share stories like this. Everything helps.