Balinese Man Regains His Independence After An Accident

Looking at Darma now, he is a changed man – with a positive perspective, loving family and now his own motorbike so he can truly have independence and more choices. It is in stark contrast to six years ago, when Darma lay paralysed on his bed as well as living in destitute conditions in Karangasem,…

Modular Prosthetic Legs: Changing Perceptions about Disability in Bali

One of our great supporters A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) has recently given us high-quality modular prosthetic legs, enabling people with a disability in Bali and East Indonesia to be more comfortable and at ease when they walk. The modular prosthetic legs differ from the mobility aids that PUSPADI Bali staff normally make, with…

A Disability Rights Law in Bali Must be Regulated

I Gede Widiasa is a husband and father to two children, working as a masseuse in Denpasar and has been living with low vision since his youth. After grappling a fever when he was two years old, Widiasa lost some of his sight. Widiasa toils to provide for his family like many others in Bali…

Goodbye to Selvia: one of our Top Prosthetics & Orthotics Supervisors

We’re sad to farewell one of our brilliant staff, Selvia Suryadinata, our Prosthetics & Orthotics Supervisor! Selvia has been with PUSPADI Bali for almost two years after graduating from the Jakarta School of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Selvia has a tremendous work ethic, with the people with disabilities that we support always receiving the utmost care…

Farewell: Interview with Abie (our Prosthetics & Orthotics Supervisor)

For the past 2½ years, Abie Cahya Kusuma has made many prosthetics, orthotics and mobility aids for the people we support across Bali and Eastern Indonesia. Now he has left PUSPADI Bali and reflects on his wonderful time here, in an interview below. How would you describe your experience at PUSPADI Bali? I feel grateful…

A Better World: Hiring People with a Disability

When 19-year-old Putri Sri Wikanadi lost her leg after a motorbike accident in highschool, she became uncertain about life and how she’d find work to support herself. After receiving a prosthetic leg from PUSPADI Bali, she began to see the possibilities for her future and not see her disability as a limitation. Regaining her confidence,…

Disability Rights Is Everyone’s Issue

In 2017, my team and I are anticipating supporting hundreds more Balinese and East Indonesians from all walks of life who are seeking our support after losing a limb in a motorbike accident or due to diabetes, polio, congenital birth defects and a range of other factors. It brings me great happiness when we see…