Gede Adi Suardina is 5years old. He lives in a small house in Kabutambahan ( 1 hour East of Lovina) with his Mother, Father, Grand parents, and younger brother. He was born with a Genetic abnormality called Ichthyosis (Ichthyosis is a Genetic disorder where the body is unable to regulate Skin repair & replacement. This causes a Scaly and irritated Skin condition. There is no cure). He is a very shy little boy but happy when not in the company of Strangers. Currently because of the extreme skin condition Gede is unable to attend school. He will be affected by this condition his whole life.
Global Village Foundation have been assisting Gede and his family since December 2015. In a joint venture with Bali Hearts Lovina, Global Village have built a new Bathroom with bath for Gede. This new bathroom will allow Gede to ‘soak’ in a cool bath, softening the skin, and thus enabling the removal of the excess skin build up by Exfoliating. Global Village provides Gede’s Mother with Specially made Exfoliating Gloves & Mittens to assist with the Exfoliation process, and also provides Skincare products and Body lotions to help reduce the symptoms of this terrible and incurable skin condition.
A Global Village project Co-ordinator visits Gede and his family at least once a month to deliver Skin care products. The family are also able to call on the Global Village Foundation for support at anytime when medical or other needs arise.