Rus Alit: Appropriate Technology Pioneer

Rus Alit was born in Sangketan village in Tabanan, the 11th child in a farming family. After graduating from high school he had the good fortune to study in New Zealand for three years. Pak Alit has three decades of experience teaching appropriate technology that benefited the poor and needy in more than 30 different […]

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Mary Lou Pavlovic: Indonesia’s Prison Art

Artist Mary Lou Pavlovic lives and works between Bali and Australia. In 2015, she completed her PhD at Monash University, Melbourne about how beauty was associated with progressive politics in contemporary visual arts and how her studio work was influenced by Balinese culture. In 2015, after visiting men and women incarcerated in Indonesian jails, she […]

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Wayan Budiasa: Trash Hero

Wayan Budiasa is the body, soul and spirit of Trash Heroes Candidasa, part of a global voluntary organization that was formed in Thailand in 2013 by Roman Peter and is now present in 9 countries with 39 chapters. Trash Hero World’s mission is to create sustainable, community-based projects that remove existing waste and reduce future […]

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Pak Fredy: Organic SRI Farmer

I Wayan Setipriyadi, popularly known as Pak Fredy, was born in Taro, Gianyar, 57 years ago. He was brought up on a 3-ha farm that grew rice, vegetables and fruit. When the children became adults, the parents split the property up between their children, with Pak Fredy receiving 90 are as his share. Long before […]

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Purnawan Budisetia: Founder and Director of YPK Bali

Purnawan Budisetia is an award-winning leader and innovator of charitable causes in Bali and has worked in social services for 27 years. Born in Jakarta and growing up in Semarang, he moved to Salatiga, Central Java in 1986 to attend college. After graduating with an Agronomist Bachelor degree from Satya Wacana University, he taught horticulture […]

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Komang Arnawa: Gentle Giant of Balinese Bodybuilding

Komang Arnawa rose to fame in the international bodybuilding arena, twice winning the highest honor in the sport as Pro World Champion in 2004 and 2005. He was crowned champion of his last six successive competitions, becoming one of the youngest ever to compete and currently remains undefeated as a top drug free bodybuilder. Komang holds degrees in Advanced […]

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Dr. Hendry Luis: AIDS Prevention in Bali by Bill Dalton

Dr. Hendry Luis was born and grew up in Medan, North Sumatra. He attended Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta where he graduated in 2008 with a degree in medicine and a specialization in STDs and HIV. His first job was at Bhakti Ibu Mother and Children Hospital in Yogyakarta. In 2009, Dr. Hendry moved to Bali and worked at the Anggrek Clinic inUbud and […]

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Bryan Stewart: Startup Consultant by Bill Dalton

Bryan Stewart was born in Vermont. From 1996 to 2000 he attended Grinnell, a small liberal arts college in Iowa. Bryan graduated from Tufts University in Boston in 2007 with a degree in international business and finance. His first job out of college was as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria. Before starting his career […]

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Reggy Widjaya: Jakartan Architect

Reggy Widjaya was born and grew up in Semarang, Central Java. After earning a degree in architecture at Tarumanagara University in 1994 and a Masters in architecture at Khatolieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, he worked for 20 years in the field. In 1997, Reggy and three other architects took over a friend’s garage and established TETRA (“four” in Greek) that grew into an award-winning architectural […]

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Rima Agustina: Saving the Bali Starling

Rima Agustina was born and brought up in Bandung, West Java. An avid nature lover, she was a member of bird watching clubs in high school and university. In 2008, Rima earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and in 2016 her Master of Science Degree in Bio-management at the prestigious Bandung Institute of Technology. Rima […]

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