“Harm Reduction – One to think about”

Assessing the situation of injecting drug users anywhere calls for special knowledge and skills. People with such attributes are often those who have themselves tread the path of addiction, but have survived, recovered and then committed themselves to working in this challenging area. One group that specializes in this field in Bali goes by the […]

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The Truth About Handicrafts

The road to success in the world of handicraft business in Bali is seldom a straight one. There are financial issues, problems with raw materials, greedy middlemen and many other bumps on the road to overcome. Few people know this better than souvenir producer, Ibu Sunati. Three years ago, Sunati was under the impression that […]

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Bali Plus – Supporting People With AIDS

Being HIV Positive (+) is not the end of the world but it does bring with it some serious challenges. One HIV+ woman in Denpasar explained, “Some of the things we need to share with each other are how to tell your partner you are positive, and how to approach important life milestones and desires […]

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“Open your eyes and let the future in”

Hi and welcome to 2007. This year Non-Profit News is back offering information about the myriad ways that people are helping people here in Bali, as well as sharing ideas about the nature of development and thoughts on the different types of support that we can extend to others during our time here in Bali […]

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Fostering Better Futures

The Jodie O’Shea Orphanage is a safe, happy place where 22 children between the ages of 2 and 18 are currently living under the care of 4 full-time ‘house parents’, supervised by founders Alison Chester and (Ri)Yanto Samadi. Jodie O’Shea died in the second Bali Bomb incident, and to honour her memory and her love […]

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Introducing a Dialogue of Non-Violence

At some time or another most of us have felt less-than-happy with the way things played out between ourselves and a friend, a lover, a colleague, a boss, or perhaps even with a stranger. Following a particular exchange, we might go over in our mind the pattern of “he said”, “I said”, “I wish I […]

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