Yayasan Bumi Sehat: Healthy Mother Earth Foundation


bumi1Founder 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 bumiinfo(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