Independence Day & LOVE for Lembongan
INDEPENDENCE DAY & LOVE for LEMBONGAN
Last week we celebrated Indonesian Independence Day ( 17th August ) by sharing your LOVE for LEMBONGAN.
Thanks to your donations to our Food relief for Lembongan fundraiser we delivered 500 packages to families on Nusa Lembongan & Ceningan.
They were gratefully received, your support is touching so many people who are currently facing the biggest challenge of their lifetime. The generosity you have shown is giving them hope, providing much needed food supplies and today over 3000 people now have rice for the coming week.
It was wonderful to be able to support Nyoman and her family. The well renowned Nyoman’s Warung, like so many other warungs on Lembongan has suffered severely during COVID. The family have returned to seaweed farming, however this is not enough to support their family of 6. Harvests have not been good, in the last 2 months they have dried 60kg seaweed, for which they receive less than $100
Our distribution includes both Nusa Lembongan & Ceningan. We crossed the Yellow bridge and went into the community ( guided by Ceningan locals) where we reached those most in need. In particular the elderly, many of whom we visited are living alone. They were very grateful for the food supplies as they rely entirely on the support of their extended families to visit and care for them as they have no ability to earn an income and have exhausted their savings. We also gave packages to the children at the Ceningan primary school
Ibu Diasih and her husband are from Nusa Penida. Pre- Covid they we employed by one of the resorts but now have turned to seaweed farming. As non-Lembongan locals they are not registered as residence here so often miss out on food relief. We have made an effort to ensure we reach both local residents and “migrant” workers, who come from islands around Indonesia (Java, Sumba, Sumatra) and have their lives here but do not have the support of extended family units or from a village level.
We will continue to give out food support with your donations providing another 1000+ food packages and 1600 prepared meals in September.
We cannot thank you enough for your loyalty & LOVE for Lembongan.
Take care, we are sending love back to you all as understand many of you too are experiencing challenges and lockdowns.
From TLT Team & the Lembongan Community