To tell you a little of what we do, we have been operating Crisis care for nine years now and started in a small room behind a restaurant in the village of Candi Dasa on the east coast of Bali. Having been to Bali as a tourist in 1995 and with a background in Social Services in Australia and the UK, it was impossible for me to ignore the plight of the Balinese people. I traveled the countryside of beautiful Bali and found that there was another side of the island that tourists seldom see. The side that hides poverty and sickness, lack of health facilities, education and medical aid for the poor.
It started with a first aid box and has now grown into a busy clinic in the village of Kaliasem near Lovina in the north of the Island. Our staff includes a Balinese Doctor who is a very competent and well trained woman with insight and compassion for her people. We also have a midwife, again Balinese who lives in a very poor village to the north of here. She is the most caring midwife I have ever found in Bali and with her gentle temperament, expertise and dedication she delivers babies and offers pre and post natal care to hundreds of local women. Our welfare worker who also doubles as a nursing aide is a very special local woman with excellent interaction skills and training in trauma counseling and support. Then there is a security guard/driver/handyman who keeps us all safe and secure wherever we may go. A house cleaner looks after the chores of the clinic.
We all get along like one big family and work together as cogs in a wheel.