Alison Chester and her husband, Riyanto Samadi, opened Jodie O'Shea House in 2005 to improve the lives of children in and around Bali. Named in loving memory after a victim of the 2002 bombings in Bali, Jodie O'Shea House is 100% funded by donations from friends and visitors. They now have more than 90 children in their care.
In addition to Jodie O'Shea House, Alison and Riyanto have done many things to help their community. After an earthquake in 2006, they started working with the Happy Hearts Fund and have so far helped build 79 kindergartens and one primary school. They've also helped bring drinking water to many communities by building more than 25 wells, which they continue to do today.
Yayasan Cinta Kasih Anak, or "For the Love of Children," is a nonprofit organization in Indonesia founded by Alison and Yanto, which supports the Kindergarten project, the Sumba Well Project, and Jodie O'Shea House.
To learn more about Alison and Riyanto and the many things they are doing for their community, visit www.careforkidsbali.com