Founded three years ago by a vacationing social worker to assist Bali's physically handicapped people, the Kupu Kupu Foundation has provided medical attention including surgeries and occupational therapy; supplied wheelchairs and other medical appliances; modified buildings to make them more accessible; and provided educational support.
That social worker, Begonia Lopez, was so moved by the plight of people who's special needs fell outside existing governmental aid support structures that she decided to stay on the island and dedicate her life to helping the handicapped.
Working with funds supplied by friends and other interested individuals, the Kupu Kupu Foundation has made tremendous strides in providing wheelchairs and surgical assistance to the handicapped, many of whom live in remote areas of the island.
More money is always needed, as are volunteer orthopedic doctors and physiotherapists prepared to lend a hand.
Visit the Kupu Kupu Foundation website to learn more about the group working to make a difference in the life of the Balinese people.
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