We told you of Putu’s story in our campaign page. But something even more tragic befell Putu’s family since we first wrote about him. With two family members already chronically ill, his wife Anik, in her weakened state, prematurely gave birth to a baby boy. To their surprise given Anik’s condition, their baby was born healthy with a robust first cry. But within 24 hours, he was gone. Along with their grief they took home another medical bill which is beyond their means to pay, more so than ever now.
Anik became extremely depressed and Putu lifted another canyon onto his broken shoulders. He came to us, weeping for his lost son and told us that he believes this is happening to him because he has bad karma from another life. We struggled to convince Putu that it was not karma that had served him this misfortune but then we were handed the perfect proof.
We were contacted out of the blue by a group of private individuals from Germany who have created a charity amongst their friends to support people in particular need in Bali during this time. They asked us if we knew of anyone they could help who had unusual or particularly needy circumstances. We introduced them to Putu and his family.
Chance for Change will financially assist Putu for one year - fortune that would only fall to someone with good karma.