Founder Ibu Robin Lim began serving her community in the area of Ubud, Bali in 1994, providing free maternity services and care for children under the age of five. After a report in 2003 identifying Indonesia as the country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with the highest maternal mortality (373/100,000 births),Ibu (Mother) Robin and her team decided to incorporate as a nonprofit to share their best practices and model for gentle birth. ‘Bumi Sehat’ means ‘Healthy Mother Earth’; the organization operates under the notion that access to gentle, hygienic, and culturally appropriate childbirth is a human right. To improve this access, Yayasan Bumi Sehat works to provide general health services, emergency care, pre/postpartum care, birth services, and breastfeeding support. A new holistic hospital and birth center is scheduled for completion in 2016. Ibu Robin Lim was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year.
Bumi Sehat’s Mission: “to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality, and to support the health and wise development of communities”
To learn more about Yayasan Bumi Sehat, visit their website.
Founder and Director: Ibu (Mother) Robin Lim