Give & change the lives of people with disabilities in Bali

People with disabilities living in impoverished, remote communities of Bali and East Indonesia, urgently need your help. Many can’t afford or access quality prosthetics or orthotics which they desperately need to work, study and be part of their communities. They also face high levels of discrimination and on the island, their disability is treated as karma, due to an…

Defying the disability stigma: an entrepreneur running a gaming business

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we honor those like Wahyu, an entrepreneur, family man and agent of change who doesn’t let his physical disability define him. When I Made Wahyu Diatmika was in junior high school, a condition he’s still not sure of began weakening his muscles and by senior high school, it left…

Jobseekers with disabilities rising above discrimination in Bali

Cai’s new job gives him hope for his future Cai loves the prospect of preparing to go to work each day at Rumah Sanur, earning an income and saving for his future. Through PUSPADI Bali’s Soft and Hard Skills Training Program, Cai initially secured an internship at Rumah Sanur helping their IT staff with web…

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…

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…

Australian University Students Build Bridges with PUSPADI Bali

Five students from Flinders University’s Disability and Community Inclusion Unit have gained real-world experience through their first overseas field placement at PUSPADI Bali, which is an NGO supporting more than 4,500 people with disabilities in Bali and Eastern Indonesia. Associate Professor Caroline Ellison and the students from across regional Australia have recently completed a five-week field placement at PUSPADI…

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…