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.
New Project since September 2022:
Tourism is back in Bali and construction projects are underway everywhere. There are jobs again.
With a job, at least the family that followed to Bali can be fed. Because the money is enough to share the food - but not to transfer money to the family.
What then about the many young children whose parents work hard here? Unfortunately, education is still the first thing to be saved here.
Ibu Erry has been our partner from the beginning because she does valuable work on the ground. She is friends with many people from the other islands of Indonesia and has been running a creative
workshop for small children in Kampial, Nusa Dua, every Saturday for the next two months since August.
The children are allowed to paint whatever they want. This gives them the opportunity to express themselves.
Thanks to the continuous donations, we can support the workshop for two months with painting materials and snacks. And maybe there will be a small exhibition at the end.
We are happy to support Ibu Erry's action, as it is a simple and meaningful and contribution to the mental health of the children and helps to relieve the parents.