A youth at Casa Vida Timor Leste painting her own design on fabric… Find out more about Casa Vida Timor Leste here.
Casa Vida children playing at the beach. Read more about Casa Vida here.
A baby at Casa Vida Timor Leste – content, safe and secure from harm… Find out more about Casa Vida Timor Leste here.
Casa Vida Bali children busy with homework. Read more about Casa Vida Bali here.
I just returned from Bali, and have witnessed hope and love in the wonderful form of Casa Vida – a refuge for girls who have been abused, rejected or face great difficulties at home.
It can be a hard reality to accept – but situations, like the ones some of these girls have faced, are unfortunately not uncommon.
On the first day that I visited CV I was amazed – I wasn’t faced with a group of down-trodden, gloomy, introverted girls – quite the opposite!
I was greeted by beautiful smiles and laughter as they welcomed me in. Even with a strong language barrier, I could physically see the effect this place was having on the lives of these girls – they were radiating joy!
What a wonderful team they have at Casa Vida Bali, doing such important work – giving support, hope, and love to people who have been shown anything but.
By Kristy van Eck