It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you!
Congratulations to Robin Lim / Yayasan Bumi: www.bumisehatbali.org
Here’s what Jaime has to say about this fearless individual and organization:
“Robin Lim and the work of Yayasan Bumi Sehat has a tremendous impact on their local community’s health care needs as well and happy birthing for the next generation. She saw a need and went about meeting it.”
A little more info:
“Our mission is to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to support the health and wise development of communities. Toward this goal, we provide general health services, emergency care, prenatal, postpartum, birth services and breastfeeding support, in addition to education and environmental programs. Yayasan Bumi Sehat is devoted to working in partnership with people to improve quality of life and to improve peace.
In 1994, our founder, Ibu Robin Lim, began providing health services for pregnant women and children under five for free in the area of Ubud, Bali based out of her home in Nyuh Kuning village. Over the next decade as demand grew and knowledge of her services became widespread, others joined together with Ibu Robin to support the initiative of providing care for women and children of need.
On May 29 2003, the Jakarta Post reported that maternal mortality at birth in Indonesia at 373 per 100,000 births, the highest among countries in the ASEAN. Ibu Robin and her team, along with business and community leaders, believed it was time to formalize their activities to create an institution to provide social services and health education to improve the quality of health for mothers and children through prenatal clinics and labor services and environmental programs for cleaner communities.
In January 2005, our institution was established by license through the Notary, and in 2006 became legally incorporated under the name ‘Yayasan Bumi Sehat Nyuh Kuning Village’ through Decree Law with the Human Rights Minister and registered in the Gianyar Regency of Social Affairs and the Social Department of the Province of Bali. Yayasan Bumi Sehat‘s main office and headquarters is located in the Nyuh Kuning Village near Ubud in the Gianyar District of Bali, Indonesia.”