Sari Pollen is a truly remarkable woman. She founded PKP woman's centre in 2014 and has been running Sari Hati school for mentally disabled children since 2009. I had the good fortune of meeting her when I began my business venture in Bali in December 2015. I came form Canada with supplies and money donations and when I met Sari there was an instant connection. For me it is essential be able to build a business while giving back to the community and as I grow some of the proceeds will be donated on an ongoing basis to the work she does for many.
Sari dedicated her life to helping vulnerable woman and children in Bali after her own experience of going through a divorce and not being allowed to see her daughter for 12 years. Regardless of the circumstances of divorce in Bali it is very difficult after for woman to be accepted back into their communities and rebuild a life. Suffering severe depression Sari decided to turn her adversity around and went back to school. While in school to become a teacher Sari heard of many other woman's difficulties and decided to start PKP to help other's overcome similar challenges she had experienced. She noticed not many people talk about these kind of difficulties and so Sari made it her mission to help woman become healthier in mind, body and spirit while bringing emotional and financial stability into their lives. After finishing school Sari became the headmaster of Sari Hati school for mentally disabled children. Sari Hati has a permanent sponsor but is still trying to raise money for a playground, school supplies, and teachers. PKP needs ongoing support to be able to be self-sustaining in the future. The centre runs several programs teaching woman to sew, cook do yoga and integrate back onto the community.