Gift To Liberate
Empowering one woman has the ability to liberate entire families from the cycle of hardship and improve the prospects for future generations. Guided by its purpose of care towards its neighbouring communities, Alila Ubud has unveiled a new Gift to Liberate offer that will provide guests with a true experience of Bali while empowering women with the freedom to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
Alila Ubud has had a longstanding partnership with PKP Community Centre (formerly KIM Women’s Centre), a homegrown charitable organization which aims to promote the collective growth of village communities in Bali by empowering women and girls in particular.
Through job skills training and programmes like cooking and English classes, PKP Community Centre equips women to help support their families financially and provide opportunities for their children to create a more successful future. Most importantly, the Centre provides a safe haven for divorced women who are often stigmatized and ostracized in the community. With the knowledge gained from the job skills training and support they have received, many of the women from the Centre have gone on to create their own small businesses and build financial independence.
“The villages around us have been our partners in success throughout the years, and our partnership with PKP only strengthens our resolve in improving the lives of those closer to home,” said General Manager, Juan Paolo Alfonso.
As part of the Gift to Liberate offer, guests will enjoy visiting one of the Centre’s key initiatives, the PKP Shop in Payangan village, a social enterprise that retails products made sustainably by the women. Here, guests will have the opportunity to meet some of the women, get to know their stories, and learn how the Centre is helping to change their future.
During this visit, and in the spirit of giving back, the guests will also be fitted for a custom-made Balinese shirt or kebaya that will be hand-sewn by the women and paid for by Alila Ubud on each guest’s behalf. All proceeds from the purchase of these pieces will go directly to the women and the Centre.
These beautiful gifts of handmade Balinese attire will be delivered to guests at the hotel the next day. A wonderful memento of this visit to treasure, and one that has a meaningful impact.
According to Ibu Sari, the founder of the PKP Community Centre, “Not only do we benefit from the financial support from this initiative, but the women are also able to hone their skills by creating these beautiful gifts, and gain the self-confidence they need from interacting with guests.”
The Gift to Liberate is a fourth night free offer, which includes daily breakfast, one Balinese dinner, an array of Alila hospitalities, and the keepsake of custom handmade Balinese attire from the women of the PKP Community Centre.