Made* doesn’t know who or where his parents are; he doesn’t remember them. He doesn’t know how old he is, he seems to be 10 or 11 years. He doesn’t even know his real name, Made is what the other street kids call him.
A kind hearted Balinese lady found Made almost unconscious, and with a bad skin infection, next to a main road in Kuta. She took him in, helped him to get better, and then approached the social department to ask where he could be taken so he didn’t end up back on the streets. The social department recommended Bali Life.
Sadly, Made’s story isn’t an isolated instance; in Bali there are hundreds of other children just like him. We set up a Street Kid's programme where we could meet these children, distribute food and clothing, build up relationships, offer counseling and find those who most need a place in our Home.
When we took Made into our Children’s Home he filled the last remaining bed that we had available.
A full house and budget restrictions have meant we have had to temporarily pull back from the work we do on the streets. But our dream is for a purpose built home
, housing up to 64 children, so that we can again open our doors to those in need.
* His name has been changed to protect his identity.