article and image source: welikebali.com
Got to love these girls from welikebali.com even more for contributing in this beautiful project ‘Nasi Bunkus Tetangga’. The girls locally sourced fabrics and worked with their local tailors in Bali to make machine-washable, double-layered cotton masks. The masks come in beautiful prints and 100% of the profit from the masks will be donated to support the people in Bali during COVID-19. The masks are also reusable and made out of locally sourced cotton – again beautiful ánd sustainable! Did you know that 70% of the island of Bali depends on tourism? Due to the virus there’s no tourism on the island which leaves so much families without money and food. So let’s support the island in even the smallest ways we can.
As my family and I aren’t able to travel to Bali this year – I’d thought this would be the least I could do to support the people on my favorite island. By buying 1 face mask, we’re able to feed 10 people! All the love to this charity project initiated by Indonesian actress and model Indah Kalolo and her friend Fitri Supardi. Hundreds of families are being provided nasi bunkus packages (this is a typical Indonesian single-portion to-go meal wrapped inside banana leaf of paper) three times a week.
All dishes for the nasi bunkus are made at Fitri’s house by women who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 in Bali. They cook and get paid for it! After the food is prepared, Indah, Fitri and all their friends make the packages ready to be handed out.
About the masks:
– Available 4 different tropical prints
– Handmade in Bali by local tailors
– 100% cotton, double-layered
– Please note these are non-medical facemasks
– Tie with elastic strings behind the ears
– Machine-wash and reuse (please wash before first use)
– Due to hygiene regulations, our face masks are non-returnable.
Shop your masks here!
Nasi Bunkus is receiving donations – not only money, but also food, masks, biodegradable shopping bags and hand sanitizers from friends and local businesses. With all money and your money being donated, ingredients are being bought for the meals at local markets. The meals are distributed by Solidaritas Pengan Bali and 20ribuuntuk2020 .