Since 2009, Access Life INT’L has been dedicated to providING hope and care to people with disabilities and to providING clean water to villages and communities.
Access Life International, Inc. exists to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities throughout the developing world. Access Life will provide tools of access for appropriate distribution and training to individuals with a disability, in order to enable them to participate in social and community life. In addition to this, we are creating clean water systems that will provide drinking water to people right where they live.
Access Life International is currently involved in three initiatives on the islands of Bali and Lombok in Indonesia:
Helping disabled people out of the shadows. People with disabilities are not only the most deprived human beings in the developing world, they are also the most neglected. As the world marks the International Day of Disabled Persons this week, it is important to acknowledge that more than 600 million people in the world live with some form of disability. More than 400 million of them live in developing countries, often amidst poverty, isolation and despair. Not only are they, typically, the poorest of the poor, but they also need more money and help than able-bodied people to overcome their handicaps, and attempt to live normal lives.
Indonesia is in a state of water crisis. We are also partnering with local teams in the installation of clean water systems in villages that do not have access to clean and safe water.
The vast majority of Indonesia’s 220 million people still lack access to an improved water source. More than one hundred thousand children under the age of five die every year in Indonesia as a result of intestinal illness.
As Indonesia’s population grows exponentially, the burden on existing fresh water sources increases proportionately. If currents trends continue, Indonesia is headed for crisis. ALI is committed to making a difference.
Twelve Values Program
It is amazing to see the results of the Twelve Values program in the village of Pedawa over the past year - 2015/2016. These are the 12 lessons we shared: I am Proud to be Me, No Suspicion No Prejudice, Different Cultures, But Still Friends, Different Faith Doesn’t Mean We’re Enemies, Male And Female are Both People, Rich, Not Arrogant; Poor, Not Ashamed, Gentleman Aren’t in Gangs, Differences are Beautiful, Conflict Makes Us More Mature, Use Your Brain, Not Your Muscles, Don’t Be Ashamed to Admit You’re Wrong, Don’t Be Stingy With Forgiveness.
We are thankful that the children were enthusiastic in participating in the 12 Values lessons along with the English lessons. Also, we were able to visit the children’s homes and got to communicate with their parents about the Twelve Values program. It was a great time to have feedback from the parents on what their children were learning and how they were sharing what they’ve learned at home. For example, with the first lesson, ” I am Proud to be Me”, the children learned to always thank God for everything He had given them and how He has made them and gifted them. We were very proud of the children’s performance at their school as there were several who ranked in the top ten of their class. It was such a blessing to see their achievements and to see the fruit of our efforts to help these children with their education.
What We've Achieved
In 2010 we received a container of 550 wheelchairs from Free Wheelchair Mission. We have completed distributing these wheelchairs to individuals with disabilities who cannot afford to purchase one. In 2013 we brought a 2nd container of wheelchairs to the islands of Bali and Lombok. In 2018 we brought in our 3rd container of the Gen 3 wheelchairs
We have distributed over 1000 wheelchairs to people in Bali with disabilities who could not otherwise afford one.
We are thankful that the children were enthusiastic in participating in the 12 Values lessons along with the English lessons. Also, we were able to visit the children’s homes and got to communicate with their parents about the Twelve Values program. We were very proud of the children’s performance at their school as there were several who ranked in the top ten of their class. It was such a blessing to see their achievements and to see the fruit of our efforts to help these children with their education.