Yayasan Bumi Sehat was founded in 1995 by Ibu Robin Lim as a not-for-profit organization, based in Bali Indonesia. ‘Yayasan’ means not-for-profit, ‘Bumi’ means Earth-Mother, and ‘Sehat’ translates as healthy. Thus they are the Healthy Mother Earth Foundation.
The Mission of Bumi Sehat is to provide access to quality healthcare and to kind, hygienic, culturally appropriate childbirth to all mothers, fathers, children and families that seek care from their clinics. When Eat Pray Doula was first imagined, a piece of that mission was to support Bumi Sehat, while also spreading the teachings of gentle birth to birthkeepers that could then go on and share that wisdom in their communities.
Gentle Birth is a human right, and at Bumi Sehat and Eat Pray Doula, we believe that each individual is an essential societal component of peace. By caring for the smallest citizens of Earth – babies at birth – we are building peace: one mother, one child, one family at a time.
When you join Eat Pray Doula, a portion of your fee will be donated to Bumi Sehat to care for the families. We may also ask you to bring donations with you, such as:
- Smile medicine – toys for sick children in Bali
- Soft light cotton blankets to receive babies with (some families arrive at Bumi Sehat with nothing)
- Children’s vitamins
- Baby and children’s clothing
If you’d like to donate something specific, please let us know!