The village of Bunutan is located on the beautiful northeast coast of Bali, which is known by divers and snorkellers under the name of Amed. Bunutan consists of the 6 fishing villages Bunutan Central, Lipah Beach, Lean, Selang, Banyuning and Aas, all located in beautiful bays. The regional capital of Karangasem, Amlapura, can be reached in about 45 minutes by car. Bunutan is located 20 km as the crow flies from the crater of Gunung Agung, the volcano, which, as of mid-September 2017, has resumed his activity after 53 years of silence.
The people of Bunutan are traditionally fishermen and run subsistence agriculture, so they do not produce much more than is necessary for the nutrition of their families. Many work extra or full time in hotels, restaurants, and homestays, as shopkeepers, beach vendors, tour guides, masseuses and scuba instructors, and are highly dependent on tourism.
Our website aims to draw attention to the basic poverty in our area and the precarious situation the inhabitants of this region are faced with. It talks about how, in collaboration with the local population, we can initiate and implement specific projects that help the poorest and needy. And it wants to call for donations which will help us implement these urgently needed projects.
The authors of this website and initiators of the Bunutan Care Projects, Ines Abraham and Roy Hitchman, are Swiss nationals and have been living in Bunutan, Lipah Beach, since 2016.