The Bali Project is managed by the Buynak Foundation, Todd and Merta Buynak Merta is from Tianyar, Karangasem, Bali and Todd is From Santa Barbara, California.  They met each other while Todd was travelling through Bali on a surf trip while buying handicrafts for a friend’s business in 2006.  Todd ended up staying in Bali for 6 months to be with Merta and they now have three children and reside in Santa Barbara full time.

Upon visiting Merta’s village in Tianyar, it was clear that someone needed to help the region.  After meeting with Gede Sudartha and discussing ideas, we came up with the Bali Project.

Gede Sudartha is the onsite manager and in between helping the children runs a small transport service for foreign travelers.


Buynak Family – Santa Barbara



Site Manager

Gede Sudartha  Bali Manager

Gede Sudartha
Bali Manager