Working Together for a Better Future
Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Beach Club and Bamboo SPA by L’Occitabe has been taking part in supporting the under privilege and less fortunate people through Yayasan Solemen Indonesia.
Solemen Funday at Jimbaran Beach Club
Solemen Funday at Chocolate Cafe
Yayasan Solemen Indonesia or simply “SOLEMEN” is a Bali-based Indonesian registered non-profit foundation working alongside accredited agencies and projects to alleviate suffering and support to the disadvantaged in Bali. Solemen was formed in October 2010 by founder Robert Esptone, who then vowed to walk barefoot until he raised a million dollars. The reason for being barefoot is “to be in solidarity with those who don’t have a choice to wear or not wear shoes”.
Solemen currently strives to provide health and safety education as well as teaching how to respect and protect the environment. Solemen has a very small team that are fast acting, with a huge knowledge of aid groups and have rehabilitation centers across the island. Solemen’s ‘OUTREACH’ crew searches out and are able to react immediately to assess and action the alleviation of individual cases of suffering. This often means driving immediately to the person or people who need help and taking them for assistance and, where appropriate, therapy and/or medical treatment at one of its strategic partner units.
SoleBuddies are the ones that the charity effort commits to for an extended ongoing period of time. The commitment will provide them with the support to their education, health issues or Sole Outreach Programme.
SoleNeeds – Quite often we find people who are in need of certain donations, e.g. wheelchairs, prosthetic legs. They are our SoleNeed fellows whom we can give one time support to make a difference in their lives.
SoleGifts – If you have something that you don’t use anymore, or would like to bring items that you would like to donate such as skin cream, bandage, glasses, etc, they will make a perfect SoleGift! Simply drop the items in our SoleGifts Box available at the Front Desk. Every little thing helps!
SoleMerchandise – Located at the Tour & Information Centre, we sell merchandise from past solebuddies who have established some kind of business enterprise to make themselves self sustainable. This is where you can shop and help others at the same time.