Songan Village, Kintamani, Bangli – Bali and other remote villages around this town are in great need of help.
In this impoverished Songan region of Bangli it is hard to get by.
Living at the foot of Mount Batur, most families depend on farming during the wet season while during the dry season, few of planted life survives. They manage to make enough to get by. But for some families the start of each new school year, schoolbooks and new uniforms are making life a lot harder.
Gede Mangun is a native of this area. Gede is often asked, informally, to lend a helping hand to families facing hardship. Many people in the remote areas of the Bangli regency suffer from severe congenital disorders. They have no access to medicine, sustainable food sources, and adequate water supplies.
Gede soon realized that the need around him far exceeded his capabilities as an individual.
So with the help and support of his friends and neighbors, Cempaka Putih Foundation was born in 2007.
Gede has always placed great value in education, and it has always been his dream to bring greater education and opportunities to the people of the arid central mountain region of Bali. Nonetheless, while classrooms and schooling are a focus, obviously basic sustenance, shelter, and medicine are the first steps to rising out of poverty.
With this foundation Gede hopes to help people in need in a structured way.