Carmen May is sponsor for Made WIDIA’s daughter in UBUD

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When Carmen came to BALI to attend a workshop with Ilona Selke, we all went to meet the family and home of  our long time friend MADE WIDIYA.

Right there, Carmen fell in love with the little girl of Made Widia.You know how sometimes you look into the eyes of a being and you know that you want to care, support or love that being for a long time.

Made had originally worked as a waiter in UBUD, at PURI GARDEN when Don and I met him. Even when I … Continue Reading


We are so happy to have found a sponsor for our angel massage therapist SUKERTI’s daughter by the name of Luh Putri Astiti Lestari.

Sukerti is one of five children at home, the fourth born with three elder brothers and one younger sister. As is customary, a woman moves in with her husbands family after marriage. Usually it is the custom of Bali to have the boy stay at the house of the parents, and the son’s wife, the daughter in law, moves in with the husband’s family after their … Continue Reading

Sponsor Caroline Elsaesser of Agus Aries

Agus Aries’ two children

Kadek Novi Wijayanti (the girl) and Putu Kelvin Rama Wijaya (the boy)

Agus Aries came to Shambala like a deer at dawn. His sensitive nature, his loving heart and his total dedication to doing whatever needs to be done, made us pray that he may find a kind sponsor. He is now father of four children, but living on his own, as his fathers remarried wife would put stick between him and his dad, so that a harmonious life at home was not possible in the … Continue Reading