We chose the name Kembali because as well as "to return" it can also mean to "give back", and we are committed to giving back within the community. We ensure that all of our products will be made ethically and encourage sustainable practices through relationships with each of our artisans.
We are also committed to donating a part of our proceeds to a wonderful organization, Bali Wise. Bali Wise empowers marginalized women through skills education, as a means to develop sustainable communities in Indonesia.
We have already completed our sponsorship this lovely woman, Eunike. She is the youngest of three siblings, and her father passed away in 2015. Her mother works as a farmer, with an income of IDR 300,000 (22 USD) per month. Eunike decided to join Bali Wise to help her family. She was extremely shy when we first met her, but gained both confidence and professional skills through the program.
We met our most recent sponsor student, Ani recently as well. Although she is finding it hard to be away from her family she is enjoying the camaraderie between the girls at Bali Wise and grateful to be learning. She has chosen to study Food and Beverage services during her time at Bali Wise, and will soon begin her internship at the St. Regis hotel in Bali. She hopes to take what she has learned and open her own restaurant. We love her joyful energy and entrepreneurial spirit.
You can check out the link below to sponsor a student as well!