Reaching Out to People with Disabilities

PUSPADI Bali

PUSPADI Bali is the only NGO providing combined quality mobility aids, rehabilitation and skills training programs to some of the most vulnerable people with disabilities on the island and in East Indonesia. We are recognized for making the highest quality prosthetic legs and orthotics outside Jakarta, in our workshop in Denpasar. Over time, we have distributed wheelchairs and mobility aids to more than 5,000 people with disabilities living in some of the poorest communities of Bali, Lombok, Atambua, Sumba as well as Papua. Our experienced team, 70% of whom have a physical disability, regularly travel to remote areas and to the homes of people with disabilities to give them an appropriately fitted mobility aid, so they can be independent. We provide them free-of-charge because we understand that many of them live in poverty and can't afford nor access basic health care.


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Develops a well-resourced mobile workshop providing quality mobility aids and rehabilitation to people with disabilities living in remote areas of Bali and East Indonesia.

Seeking support

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Financial support

Grant

Amount

US$9,060


Non-financial support

Fundraising and/or Revenue Strategy

Fundraising and/or Revenue Strategy

  • Support and network to help us reach our fundraising targets for vital mobile workshops which will provide mobility aids onsite to people with disabilities in rural Bali and East Indonesia.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • 01 - No Poverty
  • 03 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • 05 - Gender Equality
  • 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Problem

Indonesia is the fourth largest population in the world with more than 261 million people but the country’s lack of reliable data on the overall number of people with disabilities means their needs are often overlooked. People with disabilities in Bali and East Indonesia face high levels of discrimination and often live in poverty because they’re denied jobs, an education, and inclusion in their communities.

We need to upgrade tools and resources for our mobile workshop so it can support more people with disabilities across rural Bali, Lombok, Sumba, Atambua and Papua. Our team travels hundreds of kilometers to reach people in inaccessible places and funds would also help them to go further and stay longer in an area to ensure people with a disability’s basic rehabilitation needs are met.

Consequently, we’re focused on providing more people in need with an appropriately fitted wheelchair, prosthetic or orthotic because it greatly improves their quality of life.

Solution

A well-resourced mobile workshop equipped with quality tools to make or repair wheelchairs, prosthetics and orthotics will enable the PUSPADI Bali team to reach a wider group of people with disabilities from underprivileged areas.

With the proper equipment and resources, we can efficiently assess, make or repair quality mobility aids on-site, which reduces the need for a person with a disability to travel long distances for support.

As there are no rehabilitation services permanently based in isolated areas of Bali and East Indonesia, PUSPADI Bali’s mobile workshop is often the only way a person with a disability will access a much-needed prosthetic, orthotic or wheelchair.

A quality mobility aid and rehabilitation is life-changing for a person with a disability. With support from us, many of the 5,000 or more people we’ve helped over time have gone on to start their own businesses or work, study, or pursue their dreams of becoming athletes or dancers.

Ask

We are seeking a USD 9,060 grant. This will cover the tools, resources and costs needed to properly run mobile workshops in outlying areas of Bali, Lombok, Atambua, Sumba and Papua. All donations would go towards running the vital workshop in each of these areas over the next 12 to 18 months, so that it can reach some of the most vulnerable people with disabilities who are unable to access support. It would also help to cover the mobile workshop’s travel costs so the team can return to these isolated, impoverished communities and spend adequate time doing careful assessments and providing quality mobility aids to people who have no access to disability support services.


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Latra I Nengah
Latra I Nengah Director Puspadi Bali

PUSPADI Bali

PUSPADI Bali is the only NGO providing combined quality mobility aids, rehabilitation and skills training programs to some of the most vulnerable people with disabilities on the island and in East Indonesia. We are recognized for making the highest quality prosthetic legs and orthotics outside Jakarta, in our workshop in Denpasar.…

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Louisa Attard
Louisa Attard CEO Inspirasia Foundation

Inspirasia Foundation

Inspiration Foundation is a private grant-making foundation dedicated to funding and supporting exceptional projects in health and education for marginalised communities in Thailand, Indonesia, India, Malta and works with a more than money approach. By working hand in hand with local organisations and being present on the ground we are…

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