Coming together for Buda!

Fundraising campaign by Petra Tatai Chaloupka
  • US$400.00
    raised of $800.00 goal
50% Funded
7 Donors
Raised offline: $150.00
Total: $550.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

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Hello friends. I reached out to Buda, our amazing guide from our Bali trip, this past week, to ask how his family is doing in these hard times due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Not surprisingly, he is not doing so well. Luckily, his family is healthy, but is seriously struggling to make ends meet.

My husband and I have decided to help Buda out with a small donation, and I thought that there might be more of you out there that are willing and able to help as well. Even a little, when put all together, will go a long way! For this reason, I decided to set up this fundraiser.

Bali is currently on lockdown, which means everyone needs to stay inside at all times to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This also means that not only is Buda not able to do his job as a tourist guide because of the lack of tourists, but he cannot do any other job in the meantime either. As a result, Buda's family has quickly lost any means to support themselves. Buda is now resorting to selling his car to make some money for food and supplies. But he cannot afford to pay for his rent on top of that, and will have to leave his rental home and is moving himself, his wife and children to a home of extended family in a village in rural Bali. So time is of the essence. I was hoping we can get money to him before he has to leave his house.

At the moment, he cannot get any help from the goverment. It is unclear when the situation will get better and when it will be possible to start up as a guide again, since many countries whose citizens frequent Bali as tourists have shut their borders and issued a travel ban. We are fortunate enough to live in a country (Czech Republic) that has not been hit as hard by COVID-19, but know that there are thousands of people in the world that need help. You yourself may be struggling in some way or another. But if there is a small amount you could spare, I trust that Buda will be able to put this money towards easing the burden of the situation. Perhaps we could raise enough to pay for his rent for a few months (he pays USD 150 per month) so that he does not have to uproot his family completely, which would in turn ease his return into the tourist market when the time does come. I have set the goal amount to USD 800, but let's see how much we can put together.

We cannot help everyone, but I would like to at least try and help this one individual. We know Buda as a kind, generous and warm-hearted man who loves his country. Let's come together for him!

Organizer

  • Petra Tatai Chaloupka
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Nath and Kim
  • Donated on Apr 28, 2020
  • Thinking of you and your family mate. Hoping these tough times will be over soon xo

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  • Emma Mills
  • Donated on Apr 25, 2020
$100.00
  • Bianca Bouma
  • Donated on Apr 23, 2020
  • Take care my friend🙏 Greetings from me and our family 😘

$50.00
Apr 16

First donations are coming in!

Update posted by Petra Tatai Chaloupka at 04:47 pm

This is awesome, we have our first donations already coming in. Thank you so much guys! There is a total of over USD 200 at the moment.

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Donors & Comments

7 donors
  • Nath and Kim
  • Donated on Apr 28, 2020
  • Thinking of you and your family mate. Hoping these tough times will be over soon xo

Amount Hidden
  • Emma Mills
  • Donated on Apr 25, 2020
$100.00
  • Bianca Bouma
  • Donated on Apr 23, 2020
  • Take care my friend🙏 Greetings from me and our family 😘

$50.00
  • Michael & Carly Castro
  • Donated on Apr 16, 2020
  • Thanks Buda for showing us a great time in Bali. We hope to get back there one day and show our daughter your amazing country. Please let us know if we can help in any other way.

$150.00
  • Otto & Lydia Chaloupka
  • Donated on Apr 16, 2020
  • Good luck, I hope this will help a little to raise enough money to keep you and your family safe.

$15.00
  • Jason & Egita Cottee
  • Donated on Apr 16, 2020
  • This donation is from our boy Monraaj who has just had a spell in the paddock and is back in training for the winter carnival....He would want to see Ketut and his family get through this ordeal and back on track as quick as possible....👍🏾😀🐎

$50.00
  • Venn
  • Donated on Apr 16, 2020
  • With Love

$5.00

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Jo Farrelly
US$400.00
raised of $800.00 goal
50% Funded
7 Donors
Raised offline: $150.00
Total: $550.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities