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Pak Nengah

Pak Nengah is 76 years old, and is originally from a Village high on the slopes of Mount Agung. 55 years ago he had to literally run for his life when Lava & Ash rained down on his Village in the big 1963 eruption of Mount Agung. His village was destroyed, and he was relocated to Gerogak in North Bali to start anew. To survive He began making simple Raffia Floor mats to sell. 55 years later he is making them again, joined now by his son, and Grandson. 10 years ago he had a stroke, which left him paralysed. Weaving the mats was the perfect therapy to get the feeling back into both arms, and his upper body recovered well, but he remained unable to walk. When Global village first visited a few months ago, his zest for life was undiminished. He asked that we find him a strong wheelchair that he can push himself to keep his arms strong, but also to use to visit his friends nearby. Last week the perfect wheelchair arrived. Given by a very kind person in Australia to the ‘Wheelchairs for Kids’ Foundation in Perth with one other. the two wheelchairs were then donated on to the Global Village Foundation. Collected from the WFK workshop by Sherryn Reid of Adopt a School in Perth, and delivered to Perth Airport, from where they were flown direct to Bali free of charge by Air Asia, After a very long ten year wait, Pak Nengah finally received his first wheelchair at his home, in a remote village in North Bali. Something he thought would never happen. He was a very happy man!. Global Village say Thank you to everyone involved getting the Wheelchair to him; To the original donors of the 2 wheelchairs, To Don at Wheelchairs for Kids, To Sherryn at Adopt a School (Bali & Perth) To Della Wood of Bali Hearts Lovina, and Sylvia Hulme for escorting the chairs on their flight through from Perth to Bali, And especially to Air Asia for providing the air freight free of charge from Perth to Bali, and making the whole operation viable. Thank you. & Suksma



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