The Global Village Team

Andy Bracey

Andy Bracey

Founder

Putu Januarta

I Putu Januarta

Co-founder/Chairman

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Kadek Mulyada

Co-ordinator

RUDI

Gede Rudiarta

Co-ordinator

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Della Wood

Admin/Education Co-ordinator

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Kadek

Admin/Treasurer

Brad (Iran)

Brad Caudwell

Sponsor

Andy Bracey

Andy Bracey

Founder

Andy is a successful New Zealand Businessman and lifelong Humanitarian. With nearly 40 years’ experience in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry, Andy has been involved with Tourism projects in Australia, New Zealand, the UK & the US.

An avid traveller, he has visited more than 60 countries, travelling many of them by Motorcycle. During his travels he has established humanitarian projects in Zimbabwe, Malawi, India, and Indonesia. He has been a regular visitor to Bali since 1983, during which time he has developed a long standing and very deep respect for the Balinese people and culture. After the devastating Earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand in 2011 & 2012, his home base, he decided to take time out (semi-retire) to establish with Putu Januarta, the Global Village Foundation in Bali.  

Putu Januarta

I Putu Januarta

Chairman

Putu is from Rendang, Karangasem in East Bali.  From a very poor farming family, his parents sacrificed much to ensure Putu received a good Education. After leaving school Putu trained as a Reflexologist , and practiced Reflexology for a number of years in Denpasar

A chance meeting in Denpasar 2003, and Putu became Andy’s ‘Denpasar’ Guide/Agent during one of his regular business trips to Bali.

In 2010 Putu was able to visit the UK for 6 months, to work alongside Andy in one of his hospitality businesses, and in 2011 Putu was also able to visit Australia & New Zealand for 2 months on a Business trip with Andy. It was during this trip to New Zealand that the joint idea for the Global Village Foundation Bali emerged.

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Kadek Mulyada (Molly)

Co-ordinator

Kadek comes from Patemon Village, near Seririt in North Bali. The son of Rice Farmers, He studied Computer skills at school, and worked as a Computer technician in Singaraja upon leaving school.  Later he spent 4 years working with a Microfinance Company in Denpasar, before returning to North Bali in 2015 to join our team at The Global Village Foundation. A talented Motor-Cross Rider & experienced Scuba Diver, he is also a natural Mechanic, which he does as a hobby. Kadek is our No.1 Wheelchair & Mobility Technician, and all round Mr Fixit.

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Gede Rudiarta (Rudi)

Co-ordinator

Rudi comes from the small Village of Kalanganjar, in North Bali, the eldest son of Rice Farmers. At school he studied Music, and Balinese Culture. He is a talented Gamelan musician, and a gifted singer, performing regularly with the Kalanganjar Gamelan Orchestra at Ceremonies & Special occasions.  Before joining the Global Team in June 2016, he spent 3 years working in South Bali, in Retail & Foreign Exchange. In his spare time he is a  keen fisherman, and an experienced Scuba Diver

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Della Wood

Admin/Education Co-ordinator

Della has been volunteering her services in Bali since 2000 at first helping people in need with various, mostly medical problems. After the Bali Bombings in October 2002 she teamed up with some fellow Australians helping with the aftermath wherever they could. In 2005 whilst in North Bali she attended the inaugural meeting of the HIV/Aids Foundation (Bali) and was asked if she could find sponsors to help children from poor Aids Affected families attend school, She established the Bali Hearts Lovina, a charity for this purpose, and has been sponsoring children ever since.

By 2016 Della had 26 sponsored children under her care.

In June 2016 Della joined forces with Global Village Foundation, and Bali Hearts Lovina merged with the Global Village Foundation, ensuring that when Della retires in a few more years The Global Village Foundation will continue looking after all of her sponsored children.

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Kadek

Admin/Treasurer

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Brad (Iran)

Brad Caudwell

Sponsor

Brad has seen more World Poverty than most. An avid Traveler & Photographer in the less ‘travelled’ parts of the World, his adventures have taken him overland through Syria, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal, Ethiopia, & Lebanon to name just a few. A caring Humanitarian based in Perth, Western Australia, Brad has been very generous in his sponsorship of the Global Village Foundation assisting the poor & disabled of Bali. A regular visitor to Bali, Brad continues to be a strong supporter of all GVF projects.

Global Team

Top left to right: Gede, Kadek (Molly), Ketut, Komang, Kadek (Treasurer), Della, Putu (Chairman), Ilu, Putu,Ayu, Agur, Baim, Andy (Founder)
Bottom left to right: Tari, Mitha, Gede, Wahyu, Meny,

‘Happiness is when; What you think, What you say,
and What you do are in harmony’

– Mahatma Gandhi