We emphasize that this Paypal option is used
exclusively for Yayasan Bumi Sehat.
Yayasan Bumi Sehat runs two by-donation community health centers in Bali and Aceh, Indonesia that provide over 17,000 health consultations for both children and adults per year. Midwifery services to ensure gentle births is at the heart of Bumi Sehat and the two clinics welcome approximately 600 new babies into the world each year. They have also established capacity building and community outreach programs, including a Youth Center and Village Recycling Program. In 2007, Yayasan Bumi Sehat was recognized as the #1 non-governmental organization (NGO) in the province of Bali, Indonesia.
To learn more about Yayasan Bumi Sehat, please visit
“Ibu” (grandmother) Robin Lim is a world-famous midwife, a respected author and a first class poet, whose passion for delivering babies with up-to-the-minute methods while respecting ancient rituals and traditions is perhaps unmatched anywhere. Lim lives in the small village of Nyuh Kuning, near Ubud in Bali, where she and her family settled 15 years ago, after leaving the United States. Lim began to attend home births and hold post-natal clinics at her house. Convinced that her calling lay in being a midwife, as her Filipino grandmother was, Lim returned to the United States to obtain her professional certification. She returned to Bali and demand for her services grew year by year and support team grew as well. In 2004, she and others in the village and surrounding communities formed the Indonesian foundation, Yayasan Bumi Sehat. Robin is the recipient of the (European) 2006 Alexander Langer award for personal service to the world.
PeacefulMidwiferyScholarships.org is a collaborative effort between the Indonesian medical and administrative staff of Yayasan Bumi Sehat and the many volunteers from around the globe who support them on their mission. Everyone is connected around the goal of supporting young women in their journey to become midwives, and on the concept of peaceful medical practices.
To learn more about the students and scholarships program, please visit
Every year, the Sakthi Foundation receives a significant amount of donations which are earmarked for the support of Yayasan Bumi Sehat. This organization is registered as an Indonesian NGO, not as an American one--which gives itthe benefit of greater acceptance and reduced red tape in Indonesia. This also, however, negates the ability of supporters in the U.S. to receive a tax exemption for donations directly to the organization.
It is for this reason that Sakthi, a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt U.S. organization, is happy to process funds through itself, to Yayasan Bumi Sehat. When you donate in this fashion (and you are located in the U.S.), you will receive an acknowledgment letter which is useful for your own tax records.
Please join hands with us to help this mother and child welfare project by sending donations to Sakthi Foundation, with a note about Mother & Child Project.
You may donate to Yayasan Bumi Sehat through the Sakthi Foundation in following ways:
By sending a check to the Sakthi Foundation, with "For Yayasan Bumi Sehat - General Fund" or "For Yayasan Bumi Sehat - Midwifery Scholarship Fund" in the memo line. Mail the checks to SakthiFoundation, 3709 Sun Lake Dr,Saint Charles, MO 63301.
Please include your e-mail while sending checks because it helps us to contact you quickly for questions.
2. By wiring funds to the Sakthi Foundation; contact us via email(
) regarding this. If you do a bank wire transfer, please let us know through email about your wire transfer for us to let you know about the transfer. The bank usually does not give much of the senders info. So please e-mail us (
) about the wire transfer .
3. By transferring funds into Sakthi's PayPal account. Clicking one of the buttons below will automatically earmark the donation for Yayasan Bumi Sehat.
4. You can make the bank to do Online Bill Pay. This means you tell your bank to automatically pay foundation a recurrent fixed donation amount every month. You can stop the payment when you tell the bank. Mostly the online bill pay is free of cost (no no third party fees).
Sakthi Foundation has account with
Libertyville Saving bank,
IA - 52556.
In all cases, you will receive a tax-exemption notification for your donation, from Sakthi Foundation.