Dear Friends, Family and Bali Lovers
If you know us, the owners of Quiet Leaves Surf Stay (Adi & Irene with Noi) and/or any of our staff members, or if you simply have made some magical memories in Bali and would like to give back – please help us in this difficult situation! Our goal is to keep our staff members with us also in the meantime that we cannot accommodate any guests.
COVID-19 has brought tourism to a standstill in Bali. Following national & international guidelines, and for the safety of our beloved team, Quiet Leaves Surf Stay has closed its doors until further notice. For us this means we have zero income without prospects until this crisis will be over. Tourism experts are saying to be prepared for 6-12 months without tourists on the island. At the moment also tourists are prohibited entering Indonesia.
Over 80% of Bali’s economy consist of tourism, but non-related businesses will be affected as well. Many hotels, restaurants, tour operators, tourist attractions etc. had to close, leaving thousands if not millions of workers unemployed and unpaid. The struggle is real and there is nearly no government aid in a developing country like Indonesia.
Since we have opened our Homestay less than two years ago, and have still ongoing work on our property, we were unfortunately not able to create a financial reserve big enough to bring through ourselves as well as our staff! If we don’t get any financial support from outside, we are forced to send our staff into unpaid leave, which would put them into enormous financial stress (and us into mental stress too). Our eight staff members are like family to us (some even are related family) and we need to protect them.
The average monthly wage for an employee in Bali is around USD 160 (without extra allowances and tips). This amount can at least help them get through and feed their families. If you could support our fundraising by donating any amount once or on a monthly basis and also sharing it with your network, we would greatly appreciate it. Even a small contribution of $5-10 will help. With this fundraiser we are planning for the next 6 month first, and eventually or hopefully the situation will improve by then.
Please also check on our website for other projects to support in Bali & Indonesia or follow us on our social media accounts for more information. Thanks so much for reading and understanding.
Much love and health beyond boarders,
Adi, Irene with Noi and the whole team of
The Quiet Leaves Surf Stay