Geko Local Expert

Nyoman

Munduk, Bali

NyomanI’m the six generation of the original people of Mundok who came from the Gobleg kingdom, a strong mountain tribe who migrated after a volcanic eruption that covered their homes and plantations.

When I was a young boy, I heard from my grandfather and the other elders about the Dutch colonial times. High up on Mundok’s upper road ridge, the Dutch General made his resting place enjoying the view of the valley and Singaraja in the distance. Over time, the Dutch greatly influenced the people and prosperity of Mundok.

I enjoyed learning about the old times, and now, am happy to teach you how the Dutch have brought unique architecture and agriculture to this region of Bali. Your contribution will also help educate the under privileged children here in Mundok. 10% of your payment will go directly to Hold Their Hand : www.lingkarpelangi.com, a small local project started by one of my tourism mates in this village. We thank you for your care.

Nyoman is "Giving Back" and We Want to Help


“My background is a farming family, with two brothers and one sister. I have one wife and 2 children. We have a little rice field that my mother looks after with someone from our village. My late father was born in 1942, he told us a lot of the history from the colonial age when the Dutch and Japanese were in Bali. My goal is “I WANT TO DO MY BEST, best for everybody. Your contribution will also help educate the under privileged children here in Mundok. 10% of your payment will go directly to Hold Their Hand (holdtheirhand.wordpress.com), a small local project started by one of my tourism mates in this village. We thank you for your care.”

-Nyoman

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During his treking from village to village in the Munduk region, Komang assists in finding children who need sponsorship. He informs Ady who then goes to meet the child and assesses the need. Then Komang will assist in delivering supplies to the child or school. Ady, who met Komang in the Tourism Association of Mundok - not in high school - does not receive a salary or percentage in this NGO project (I dont think Komang gets anything for this either, just reward in heart). He apparently has done well in the past with tourism develpment in the Northern Bali Lake region near Buan. He just wants to help others. He's another person who lives for karma by doing "karma yoga" - helping without question, award or gain.

“Thank you to our many guests over the years who have contributed pens, pencils, and notebooks to fuel Swallow Guesthouse's commitment to assist small rural educational projects like Hold Their Hand in Munduk. Ady and team are doing a wonderful service with big hearts reaching out to the children high up in the volcanic mountain region where schooling is difficult to obtain. Let's continue to help each other help! See you soon with more supplies!!“

-Geko Treker, Dec 2014

Letter of Appreciation

Dear Suzan,

Wow ! as in thank you friend – terima kasih – teman. Nyoman Adyasa is the Volunteer Balinese Manager of RAINBOW BEND - and his frontliners are all volunteers and they do an outstanding job within and around the villages of North Bali.

There are many families up and around the rice fields and mountains that are like “hidden away” and sometimes forgotten that are extremely poor and cannot get enough money to have food or warm blanket and mattress and basic living needs. There are also children that need sponsoring so they can attend school and learn English. Learning English is the only way out of poverty in Bali.

If you can read and write and speak English then you have a better chance of getting a job – like a tour guide, a transport driver or working in the restaurants and villas. Many many poor families haven’t got the money to send their children to school because they need their children to help them in regard to earning enough money each day to feed themselves and they live “day by day”. So they collect firewood, cut grass from the side of the road and/or are caretakers of other people’s land. I have seen many many families living in this extreme poverty. I am so so grateful to you for wanting to help us to help them.

Nyoman Adyasa and his frontliners have caring and compassionate hearts and are 100% honest with how the donations of money are spent. There is always a story and photo of a BEFORE HELP case and then another AFTER HELP photo and story. If you would like the details of the CHARITY ACCOUNT please email NYOMAN ADYASA and he will email you the details.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. We are so grateful that you are so kind and compassionate and see the true need in the villages in and around Munduk.

Rosalie Langley